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W. S. Welles. John C. Hall. 

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The Index 


Volume 6. 

Illinois State 
Normal University* 


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<£ *£ Greetings* *& 

The Index of '97 greets you all with the best and kindest wishes, and trusts that you may find it one 
of the most pleasing souvenirs of your school life in Normal. 

As you read over its pages from time to time we hope that you may find each time something which 
will add to its value for you. If we have failed to make you feel that the Index is indispensable we have 
failed of accomplishing our purpose. 

There will be much room for adverse criticism, but we know that the spirit of those who will be 
readers of this book will prompt them to look also for the good things. Our work has been for you, and we 
ask that it may be received with the good will which we intended should be a predominating feature of the 
book The jokes have been meant as jokes, and if feelings are "injured" it must be because they have not 
been received with the spirit which prompted those who collected them. 

Again extending our best wishes and thanking you for all assistance rendered us, we place before you 
the Index of '97. The Editors . 

The University in I860. 

History of the Institution* 

HE institution known as the Illinois State Normal University is located 
at Normal, a suburb of Blooming-ton, in the county of McLean. The 
village contains a population of 4,000 and is connected with Blooming-ton 
by a street railway. The location is fortunate in all matters of health- 
fulness. The community is highly intelligent and prosperous, having 
been attracted to the locality by the educational opportunities afforded by the 
institution. Bloomington is a city of 25,000 and contains the conveniences 
usually afforded by a place of that size. It is so accessible, the center of the city being 
only a 20-minute ride from the Normal building, that the two towns are in effect but one. 
The Illinois State Normal University is not a university. It is simply a Normal 
School and should have been so designated. Its pretentious title is not to be attributed 
to the ignorance of its founders. Ignorance was far from being their characteristic quality. 
They were, for the most part, men of liberal culture. Two facts will explain the presence 
of this embarrassing, top-heavy, and misleading name. Doubtless it w T as in the minds of 
the promoters of the institution to make it the nucleus of a group of colleges whose ag- 
gregate should constitute a true university. It was also a prime motive to secure the 
proceeds of the congressional grant of college, seminary, and university lands as an endow- 
ment fund. These were both worthy purposes. The latter they succeeded in carrying 
out. The former was realized in the State University at Urbana. 

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It is easier to get a name than to get rid of it; hence it is probable that the institu- 
tion will always be known, popularly and officially, by the contradictory designation, 
The Illinois State Normal University. 

At present writing there are four buildings near the north end of a beautiful campus 
of fifty-six acres. The main building is a substantial and comely brick structure, 100x160, 
and three stories high. As may be inferred from the cut shown herewith, it is well 
adapted to the ends for which it was constructed. Indeed, for the time from which it 
dates, it is an attractive building. It broods over the verdant fields about it with a very 
motherly and hospitable sort of air and has found a warm place in the affections of many 
thousands of young men and young women, not to mention those who are no longer 

The second building is familiarly known as the Practice School. It stands about 
one hundred feet to the north of the main building, is 86x97, and two stories high. It is the 
home of the children constituting the School of Practice. Thither the Normal student, 
after a preparatory apprenticeship of from one to four terms, dependent upon the degree 
of his advancement in age and scholarship, repairs to put into practical operation the 
theories which he has been so diligently studying. 

It would seem to go without saying that a Normal school without a Practice School 
resembles that familiar drama of Shakespeare with the leading character on the re- 
tired list. 

The third building is known as the Gymnasium. It is more than a Gymnasium, how- 
ever, for it contains also a room 40x90 to be occupied by the library, and an equal space 
for the science department. The gymnasium is the only room finished at this writing. 

The fourth building is the boiler house, from which the others are heated by a steam 

It is too well known to need repeating here that the first American Normal 
School was established in Lexington, Mass., in 1839. Eighteen years later this school 
began its career. 

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Institutions do not spring spontaneously from the soil They are the product of 
the disinterested and arduous labors of a few enthusiasts. They usually come up 
through great tribulation. To this general rule this school is no exception. Wm. L. 
Pillsbury, A. M., the scholarly Registrar of the University of Illinois, contributed an 
historical sketch of the State Normal Universities to the Biennial Report of the State 
Department of Education for 1887-8. This valuable article rescues from oblivion most 
valuable material for the future historian of education in Illinois, and traces the move- 
ments which culminated in the establishment of the Normal School and the State 

While comparisons are often odious, no one will question the propriety of accord- 
ing to Prof J. B. Turner, of Jacksonville, a most conspicuous place in the early 
agitation of these important questions and a large determining influence in subsequent 
events Any record of the time would be seriously incomplete which omitted such 
names as Newton Bateman, B. G. Roots. Ninian W. Edwards. Bronson Murray, and Dr. 
R. C. Rutherford. A passing mention of these pioneers must suffice. 

Happily for the cause of popular education in Illinois, in the late autum of 1854 an 
energetic Vermonter, but recently graduated from Dartmouth College, came to the city 
of Peoria, which then contained twelve or fifteen thousand inhabitants, to take charge of 
a private school which had been organized by an association of the more intelligent citi- 
zens. Charles E Hovey, was a man of indomitable pluck, of abundant resources, full of 
schemes, and marvelously skillful in working them out. The public school men were 
not long in discovering that they had been richly reinforced by his appearance upon the 
scene. Before the people of Peoria really knew it the legislature had given them a new 
charter, authorizing the organization of a public school system Mr. Hovey was placed 
at the head of the newly organized schools and immediately threw himself into the con- 
test for the establishment of a teachers' seminary. 

A contest of no mean proportions was on in the educational field. It was between 
the advocates of an industrial university with a Normal School annex, the college peo- 

The Practice School. 

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pie with a similar attachment, and the public school men who stood for a plain Normal 
School. The bone of contention in this triangular quarrel was the school fund already 
mentioned. While it may answer the purpose of a figure of speech to call it a bone it 
was in reality a substantial joint as we shall see later. 

Hovey. as I have said, was a strong reenforcement for the Normal School party. 
The master blow was struck for the cause, however, when Professor Turner with his 
large and influential following went over to the camp of the public school men. This 
took place at the Chicago meeting of the State Teachers' Association in 1856. The 
fight was now transferred from the rostrum to the General Assembly. 

The Association appointed a committee to secure needed legislation. This is by no 
means a modern device, it w T ill be seen. 

The committee consisted of Simeon Wright, Charles E. Hovey, and Daniel Wilkins. 
There is slight suggestion of familiarity in these names, yet who did not know them 
here in Illinois forty years ago! Mr. Wright familiarly known as "Uncle Sim" in the 
traditions of the Normal School, was on the first Board of Education and became the 
patron saint of the literary society which bears his name and which became his heir at 
his death. He was a master of the art of persuasion and knew all the "ins and outs" of 
legislative life at Springfield. He was a commanding figure in the "third house" and 
contributed very materially to the success of the Normal party. He was the particular 
member of the committee who camped at Springfield and stayed there until the bill was 

Daniel Wilkins was for several years the school commissioner of McLean county. 
He was an excellent lobbyist and a man of considerable influence in educational circles. 

The bill for the Normal School was introduced into the General Assembly in Jan- 
uary. 1857. That body was then composed of one hundred members, twenty-five of 
whom were in the senate. The upper house offered no opposition to its passage. Car> 
tain J. S. Post, of Decatur, who had charge of the bill had an easy task as compared 

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with that of Hon. S. W. Moulton, who managed the measure in the House. It came 
through all right though badly scared as there was a margin of but one vote. Judge 
Moulton deserves more than this passing mention. He was a member of the first Board 
and continued its president for many years. His election to congress finally necessitated 
his withdrawal from the Board, which he regretfully left. 

On the 18th of February, 1857, the first great act in the drama was completed by 
the approval of the bill by Governor Bissell. 

Mention has been made of several members of the Board of Education, upon whom 
was now to devolve the duty of locating and organizing the new school. There were 
others who should not be forgotten. George Bunsen, of St. Clair county, had been a 
pupil of Pestalozzi at Burgdorf. Ninian W. Edwards had filled the office of superintend- 
ent of public instruction. William H. Wells was for several years at the head of the 
Chicago schools. Others in the list held or had held prominent positions in the state or 
nation. Yet they belong to a past generation and are remembered only by the student 
of the history of education in Illinois or by those who were identified with the struggle 
whose issue we are following. 

Newton Bateman, a household word in Illinois, had been an active partisan for the 
school in the educational assemblies of the state and was to come into vital relations 
with it as its secretary during his long incumbency of the office of superintendent of 
public instruction. He lives to enjoy the grateful recognition of his fellow teachers for 
his invaluable services to the cause of popular education. 

The act provided that the Board of Education should locate the new institution at 
the place which should offer the most favorable inducements. At that time there was 
living on the north edge of the city of Bloomington a man by the name of Jesse W. Fell. 
He was possessed of the intensest energy, was a born philanthropist and promoter of 
institutions for the benefit of mankind. He was the friend of Lincoln and David Davis. 
Too modest to seek public office, he was, nevertheless, the power behind the throne in 

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many instances where more pretentious men seemed to be in the management of affairs. 
He determined that the new institution should be located near his home. It was a strik- 
ing characteristic of Mr. Fell that he succeeded in what he undertook. Within four 
months after the approval of the bill the Board of Education had selected North Bloom- 
ington for the location of the institution and had selected Charles E. Hovey as its first 

Plans were soon adopted for the new building and the corner-stone was laid on the 
29th of the succeeding September. It was determined, however, not to await the com- 
pletion of the new building before opening the school. On the first Monday in October, 
in Major's Hall, which w r as on the third floor of an unpretentious brick building on Front 
street, in Bloomington, the school was formally opened. The furniture which was 
intended to furnish sittings for the pupils had not yet arrived, but President Hovey was 
there, and Ira Moore, late of the Chicago Normal School, and Miss Mary Brooks, who 
had been engaged to take charge of the Model School, and six young men and thirteen 
young women. 

Charles E. Hovey still lives in Washington City, with his interest unabated in the 
institution which he started on that memorable 5th of October. He watches any change 
in its plans and any development of its resources w T ith the greatest solicitude. Ira Moore, 
for many years principal of the State Normal School at Los Angeles, Cal., lives on his 
ranch not far from that city, enjoying in his retirement the satisfaction which comes to 
one who has devoted his life to the carrying out of great purposes. Mary Brooks, rarest 
of teachers, and most admirable of women, died a full quarter of a century or more ago 
at her old home in Brimfield. III. But the traditions of the school are rich in incident 
and anecdote of the vigorous president, of the exacting' teacher of mathematics, and of 
the wonderful skill of the inspiring Mary Brooks. 

The first name in the list of those who presented themselves on that memorable 
first day is E. A. Gastman, for thirty-seven years connected with the schools of Decatur. 

The Gymnasium. 

14 The Index. 

and for thirty-five years their esteemed superintendent. Another name is that of J. C. 
Howell. In one of the rooms of the institution is a stone tablet sacred to his memory, 
for he fell upon the bloody field of Donelson, one of the early victims of the war for the 
freedom of the slave. A third is that of John Hull, for a score of years a teacher in the 
school at Carbondale, and finally its president. He is now taking life easily on his island 
horn? in Puget Sound. 

The following" year Edwin C. Hewett came on from Massachusetts to take charge 
of history and geography, and Leander H. Potter entered upon the duties of professor of 
literature. The institution showed an increase in its attendance, the walls of the new 
building were slowly rising, two miles and a half to the north, out on the bare prairie, 
and the picture seemed fairly bright. But there came a killing frost in the financial 
panic which swept over the country. Many who had subscribed money for the erection 
of the Normal school became unable to pay; lands contributed by McLean county were a 
drug in the market, and the prospect, so pleasing only a few months before, looked dis- 
mal indeed. But Hovey was equal to the occasion. If purchasers would not come forward 
to buy the lands he would buy them himself, although he had neither money nor rich 
friends. He sent a man East to effect their sale, and with the proceeds he pushed the 
new building forward, so that in I860 the first commencement exercises were held in one 
of its spacious apartments, and in Sej)tember of the same year the school was housed in 
its new quarters, where it has remained unto this day. 

Mr. Hewett retained his position as teacher of geography and history, with the 
exception of a single year spent in travel, until January 1. 1876, and then became acting 
president for the ensuing six months. At the end of that time he was elected president, 
which position he held until 1890. Since Mr. Hewett's retirement from the presidency 
he has continued to reside in Normal. 

Mr. Potter left school in 1861 along with Hovey and Ira Moore. They were 
swept into the army by the great enthusiasm which filled the air. They never returned 

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to the institution. Potter, who finally became the colonel of the Normal regiment, died 
some fifteen years ago. 

The picture presented herewith shows the building" as it looked in the summer of 1861 >. 
Normal then scarcely merited the name of a village. A few residences had been erected 
here and there to house the teachers, and one or two boarding houses offered shelter to 
such of the students as did not board or reside in Bloomington. Not a tree adorned the 
spacious campus. The commodious structure, quite pretentious in its appearance, at 
least in that early day, stood almost alone in the wide prairie. 

When Mr. Hovey entered the army as colonel of the Normal regiment, he was 
succeeded in the management of the school by Perkins Bass, a business man and a mem- 
ber of the board of education. Mr. Bass accepted the duties of the office in the hope 
that the school might be held together until a suitable man could be obtained to succeed 
Mr. Hovey. The new enterprise was seriously crippled by the departure of so many of 
its students. Gove, for twenty-five years superintendent of the Denver schools, left 
immediately after graduation in '61. P. R. Walker, now superintendent of the Rockford 
schools, and another member of the class, left about the same time, and also did Burn- 
ham, Dutton, and Morgan — all of the men of the class, save one, exchanged the work of 
the teacher for the hard life of the soldier. 

Many of the undergraduates followed their example. The war fever ran high and 
it looked as if the institution would be obliged to close its doors until the war clouds 
should blow away. The faculty that remained, however, stuck bravely to their work. 
Mr. Hewett was here, Mr. Sewall came on from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr. Stetson 
arrived early in '62 and thus the organization did not fall to pieces, but the school con- 
tinued to grow by slow degrees until the close of the war wheu. in common with similar 
enterprises elsewhere, it enjoyed the remarkable prosperity which had been so long- 
deferred and so patiently and hopefully waited for. 

Class Exercises. 

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In 1862 the president for whom the board had been waiting, was discovered in the 
person of Richard Edwards then at the head of the city Normal School at St. Louis. In 
September, '62, he began his admirable career, which continued for nearly fourteen 
years. He brought with him. from St. Louis, Thomas Metcalf, as teacher of math- 

The space allotted to this entire article would be too short to do justice to these two 
men. Mr. Edwards burned with enthusiasm. To him the cause of education was as 
sacred as religion. A class exercise was a sacrament. The graduation of young men 
and young women who were to become teachers was as serious a matter as the laying on 
of hands in holy ordination. It could not be otherwise than that this fiery enthusiasm 
should reproduce itself in every sensitive soul under his influence. How glorious the 
work of the teacher presented itself to his vision! How he portrayed the dignity of the 
teacher's calling while the responsive souls before him quivered with excitement at the 
magic of his touch! Few can go from such an influence without saying to themselves 
with all the ardor of discipleship. "Woe is me if I teach not the children, and unworthy 
indeed shall I be if I devote not myself to this great ministry with all of the intensity of 

my nature." 

It is equally hard to write in terms of moderation of our dear "St. Thomas" as we 
love to call him. * He died January 1. 1*95, mourned in every state of the broad Union. 
Memorial meetings were held from Massachusetts to California. He was the puritan 
sweetened and mellowed by the gentle grace and devotion of the cavalier. 

But I see that this article is in clanger of becoming a biography of men rather 
than the biography of an institution. Let me endeavor, then, to express, as well as 
I can, the characteristics of the Normal School in the earlier years of its existence. 
It was five years old when I made its acquaintance. At that time the faculty con- 
sisted of President Edwards. Mr. Hewett. the talented Dr. Sewall, still a resident of 
Denver. Mr. Stetson, and Margaret Osband, who subsequently became Mrs. Stetson 

Interior of Gymnasium. 

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and who died less than a year ago. Edwards, Hewett, Metcalf. and Stetson had been 
students at Bridgewater under Nicholas Tillinghast. They were imbued with a com- 
mon spirit. The characteristic quality of the school was its extreme thoroughness. 
The common branches were the leading material of instruction, but what teaching it 
was! Reading, under Dr. Edwards, was the critical examination of tine literature. 
Geography and history, under Dr. Hewett, were elevated to great culture studies 
and at the same time were so employed as to develop the most pains-taking habits 
of study. Arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, with Mr. Metcalf. were disciplines 
of the most exacting character in which error or carelessness seemed almost a crime. 
Dr. Sewall. the scientist, and characteristically the thinker of the group, with mar- 
velous power of illustration, did a work that was different from that of the others in 
essential particulars, and thus saved the institution from a severe one-sidedness. Mr. 
Stetson was a Harvard man as well as a Bridgewater man, and introduced an element of 
culture that was greatly needed by the country boys and girls who were the preponderat- 
ing element in those early days before everybody lived in town and within range of the 
bell of a good high school. Miss Osband was a picked teacher, too. She was in no way 
commonplace but was, like the rest, inspiring and skillful. 

The strictly professional work was not very great in amount. There was a term of 
theory and practice, some psychology, and the history of education received at least 
passing attention. It should be remembered that pedagogy had slight development in 
this countr} 7 at that early day. The great thing which the school did was to arouse in 
the students an interest in teaching as an art and in education as a science, to infuse into 
them a spirit of thoroughness and devotion and to give them certain strong impressions 
respecting class-room methods. I suspect that this school probably did as much along 
professional lines as any other normal school of its time, with the possible exception of 
Oswego. The pupils had the profoundest admiration for their teachers and went out to 
their schools burning with the desire to emulate their examples. It may be that they 

Chas. E. Hovey. 

Richard Edwards. 

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were a little too enthusiastic and that they caused opposition here and there by the very 
intensity of their faith. 

There was much of opposition in those days to this Normal School in particular, 
and to normal schools in general. Many excellent teachers who had never attended 
such institutions felt sensitive in the presence of the claim of the Normal graduate. Many 
of the old efficient teachers regarded the new fancied ideas with suspicion. Members of 
the general assembly were slow to vote supplies, being full of the notion that anybody 
can teach who knows his subject. The management of the institution, however, kept 
quiet and antagonized few people. Slowly they gained ground here and there, as might 
be expected. While they were working along their lines similar institutions elsewhere 
encountered similar difficulties and almost reconstructed public sentiment. European 
methods were being studied and adduced by way of argument. Slowly the idea found 
lodgment that the teacher really should have some specific preparation for his task. The 
time has at last arrived when opposition has substantially disappeared. Legislatures 
vote supplies to teachers' seminaries as readily as to the hospitals, to the institutions for 
dependents, and to the State University. 

Within the last few years much new blood has been introduced into the faculty. 
Men like Dr. Charles De Garmo, Dr. Prank McMurry, Dr. Charles McMurry, David Felm- 
ley, Dr. Van Liew B. P. Colton, Lewis Galbreath, and women like Ruth Morris, Miss 
Colby and, Mrs. McMurry have given a strong professional impulse to the work of the 
institution. Dr. De Garmo, the McMurrys, and Dr. Van Liew were students of Dr. Rein, 
at Jena, so it is not strange that the school should feel the influence of that great teacher. 

The last few years have also witnessed the addition of two valuable buildings to 
the old historic main building. 

Up to 1891 the Practice School was housed in the main building. It was necessarily 
small. Pupil teachers were obliged to do their work in hallways and obscure corners, or 
with several exercises in progress in the same room. The practice school was a most 

John W. Cook. 

Edwin C. Hewett. 

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acceptable and encouraging" addition to our equipment. It is ample in size for the accom- 
modation of four hundred children. It is designed with especial reference to the peculiar 
needs of such an institution. It is a delightful sight to witness the enthusiasm with 
which the pupil teacher works out his problem with the real child, and not less delight- 
ful to see the happiness of the children, under the watchful care of the critic teachers, in 
close touch with 3'oung men and young women who are stirred by the modern theorie> of 
education and full of zeal for a profession which offers ample space for the clearest brain 
and the warmest heart. 

The second of the new buildings is the Cxymnasium. to which reference has already 
been made. For thirty years there have been periodical attempts to secure this much 
needed addition to our equipment. Two years ago the general assembly generously came 
to the rescue. The room is 40x9 > and 23 feet high. It is fairly well furnished with ap- 
paratus and is most heartily enjoyed by the students. The ordinary mass drill in class 
work is supplemented by basket ball and by individual work on the ipparatus. The 
athletic spirit has healthy development, and such field sports as tennis, baseball, and 
football each in its season furnish the most delightful and healthful recreation. The 
building also provides a fine library room and spacious science rooms. 

The methods of admission to the Normal School need not be rehearsed here, for 
any reader who desires to know them may obtain a catalogue by the cost of a postal 
card. It may not be amiss, however, to attempt a brief description of the work of the 

In the first place, no one should go to the Normal School who does not wish to 
become a teacher. Any other person would be disappointed with the work he would be 
called upon to do if he could get in — and he couldn't get in. It is possible that the rea- 
sons may be reduced to one. 

Nor should any one go to the Normal School who simply wishes to -'review in 
order to get a certificate." There are no classes for such purposes. It is expected that 

Assembly Room. 

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the Normal student will be fitted incidentally for a reasonable examination. The aim, 
however, is to prepare him for teaching. 

There are three courses of study. Graduates of our best high schools are admitted 
to a two-year course. Others enter the three-year course or the four-year course, de- 
pendent upon whether the classics and German are to be taken or not. College graduates 
are permitted to pursue a course which is largely elective. 

All of the courses begin with a careful examination of the common branches. While 
the treatment presents academic phases, it is characteristically professional in its trend 
and is saturated with the teaching idea. 

The theory of education and the application of the subjects of instruction is begun 
at once and followed through the first year. With the beginning of the second the study 
of psychology is begun and practice work with children soon follows. Four terms of 
this work are required before graduation. Psychology, the philosophy of education, and 
pedagogy occupy eight hours a week during the third year. 

UjDon three days of each week class exercises are conducted by the pupil teachers 
before the whole body of those working in that grade. These exercises are critically 
studied and discussed in the weekly teachers' meeting. They are found to be a most 
helpful feature. Many of the Normal teachers attend and take part in these class studies. 

But I must not burden these pages with further detail which the catalogue will, in 
part, supply. 

The Normal School will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in June. Those in 
charge of the school feel that something like a start has been made in this most difficult 
of difficult tasks — the preparation of teachers for the children's schools. 

Nearly every position is tentative, however. We hold ourselves ready to abandon 
old lines at any time when new ones promise better results. 

Let us all join hands in the interests of the supreme institution of a free state - 
the free common school. JOHN W. COOK. 

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A Normal Epic, 

In a little railway station. 
On a hard old wooden seat, 

Sat the worn-out Normal Senior, 
Resting there her weary feet. 

She had traversed many a sidewalk, 
She had walked till nearly dead. 

But alas, her hopes had vanished. 
Everywhere "some one ahead." 

There she sat in glum reflection. 
Only ten long- hours to wait 

Till a train should pass this station 
Where her hopes had kept her late. 

While she sat there in the gloaming, 
With her head against the wall, 

Visions of a happy future 
Rose before her at her call. 

Twenty letters were before her, 
Twenty offers she could see. 

With the finest of inducements 
And a splendid salary. 

In her dreams, the Normal Senior 
Always has this aim in view: 

If you see a prosperous opening 
Quickly seize and hold it, too. 

Quick she started to accept them; 

Quick she started for the door. 
But alas, the only sequence 

Was a fall upon the floor. 

Home at last she traveled slowly 
With a disappointed look; 

With a feeling of dejection, 
And an empty pocket-book. 

Then she rested from her labors 

In a kind of sad despair; 
But she never gave up hoping, 

Longing — praying — when and wheref 

Till one day — oh joyful dies, 

She received an offer grand; 
Six months' school at thirty dollars 

In a far and distant land. 

And with feelings most ecstatic 

She this offer did embrace; 
And behold, next year, this Senior 

Will this fine position grace. 

Oh were you ne'er new students, 

And did you ne'er restrain 
The feeling of homesickness 

That soon came back again? 

Oh were you ne'er a Junior, 

And did you never try 
To practice up for Junior Night 

And sing a solo high? 

Oh were you ne'er a Senior, 

And did you never swear 
When school boards met and passed you by 

And you were left nowhere? 

Alas, if you have never been 

One of this happy three: 
For you have missed the greatest part 

Of life and liberty. 

Then come, we urge yon one and all, 

We hope that soon you'll be 
New loyal students of our school, 

The Normal 'Versitv- 

E. H. 

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***** Board of Education of the State of Illinois***?* 


ENOCH A. GASTMAN, Esq., Decatur. 

CHARLES L. CAPEN, Esq., Bloomington. 

HON. E. R. E. KIMBROUGH, Danville. 

MATTHEW P. BRADY, Esq.. Chicago. 

MRS. ELLA F. YOUNG, Chicago. 

PELEG R. WALKER, Esq., Rockford. 

M. E. PLAIN, Esq., Aurora. 

FORREST F. COOK, Esq., Galesburg. 

JACOB A. BAILEY, Esq., Macomb. 

GEORGE B. HARRINGTON, Esq., Princeton. 

WILLIAM R. SANDHAM, Esq., Wyoming-. 

JAMES H. NORTON, Esq., Ravensvvood. 

N. W. SHANAHON, Chicago. 

HON. S. M. INGLIS, Springfield, 
Ex-Officio Member and Secretary. 

F. D. MARQUIS, Esq., Bloomington, 







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^ <£ The Faculty^ <£ 

'John W. Cook, A.M., LL.D., President, 
Professor of Mental Science and Didactics. 

Henry McCormick, Ph.D., Vice-President, 

Professor of History and Geography. 

'Buel P. Colton, A.M., 

Professor of Natural Sciences. 

3 David Felmley, A.B., 

Professor of Mathematics. 

"C. C. Van Liew, Ph.D., 

Supervisor of Practice. 

,; 0. L. Manchester, A.M., 

Professor of Ancient and Modern Languages. 

7 Louis H. Galbreath, B.L., 

Assistant in Psychology and Pedagogy. 

1 -). Rose Colby, Ph.D., Preceptress, 

And Professor of Literature. 

-'"Mary Hartmann, A.M., 

Assistant in Mathematics. 

1 3 Clarissa E. Ela, 

Teacher of Drawing. 

I3 Eva Wilkins, 
Assistant in History and Geography. 

1 'Amelia F. Lucas, 
Assistant in Reading and Teacher of Gymnastics. 

1 ''Elizabeth Mavity, 
Teacher of Grammar. 

"Joseph G. Brown, 
Assistant in Natural Sciences. 

'J. I. Read. 

Assistant in Ancient Languages. 


Principal of Grammar School. 

"LidaB. McMurry, 

Assistant Training Teacher. Primary Grades. 

1 T Maud Valentine, 

Assistant Training Teacher. Intermediate Grades 

1 8 Anne M. Stanley, 

Assistant Training Teacher. Grammar Grades. 

Chester M. Echols, 

Principal Second Intermediate. 

Charles H. Allen, 

Principal First Intermediate. 

Anna King, 

Principal Second Primary. 

Jessie Dillon, 
Principal First Primary. 

Charles Bowman, 
Teacher of Penmanship and Orthography. 

1 6 Ange V. Milner, 

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*£*£ Class Officers «£«£ 

CLASS MOTTO, "Gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche." 

President. Mary Fletcher. 

Vice-President, Fred G. Patch. 

Secretary, Nora Simmons. 

Assistant Secretary, M. L. Ullensvang. 

Treasurer, Francis Thompson. 

Assistant Treasurer. Bessie Stevenson. 

Class Colors — Green and Gold. 

We tried the gold and purple, The violet and the "dandy"— 
But didn't like it quite; They make a pretty two. 

Some got patriotic. If you can stand the difference 
And wanted red and white. In the strength of hue. 

No two could ever do it, 

So we just quit our try'n; 
And took the two you'll find 

In every dandelion. 

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<£ ^Senior Class Poem^c^ 

We are weary of school bustle, 
And the sound of passing classes. 
The oft repeated words, "walk faster," 
••Come, move on more quickly, quickly! 
We are wishing now for freedom. 
Whie the teachers try to hold us 
Our attention sadly wavers. 

Lessons now have lost their savor, 
And we long for fresher pastures. 
Grand and green our campus greets us 
Every morning with new beauty: 
Green and grand the elms and maples; 
Grand and green the larch is nodding; 
Green the evergreens and hemlocks. 

Beneath is green and blue above: 
The pond is dimpling in the sun: 
Lightly stir the pretty birches 
Rustling catkins full of seeds; 
Willows sway above the water, 
Branches nodding in the breeze, 
Looking in this glass of nature's 
Beck'ning. nodding, to each other. 

In the center of the beauty 

Of the campus bright and clean, 

Broods the school of our affections, 

Most approved and most adored. 

Brooding there in watchful posture, 

Guarding all who enter in, 

Sits the Normal School at Normal. 

From those walls our spirits, restless, 
Yearning now for freedom's day, 
Wish to fly in search of pleasure 
Just to rest us from our labors. 
Would we but stop to reckon. 
Greatest freedom we would iiud 
Where restrictions that seem galling 
For our good are thus maintained. 

In this grand old school of teachers, 
Noted much and known afar, 
We have labored on in patience 
Wishing, hoping, for this hour. 
But now the time to hours has shortened 
All too willing would we stay, — 
Stay and share the Normal spirit, 
And the friendship of our teachers. 

We need not feel as leaves in autumn, 
When, their work and beauty done, 
They find they are no longer needed, 
But pushed into the world alone. 
Yet, we must find our corner in it. 
And till our place with earnest zeal; 
Hoping thus to win our honors 
In guiding of the commonweal. 

To the classmates and the teachers 
Give we now our warmest hopes, 
That the spirit of the Master 
May dwell rich in every effort; 
Teaching both by word and action, 
Living thus a grand example 
Of the godliness of teachers. 

[W. 3. W.] 


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1 Otillie Meta Lange. 

4 Effie M. Pike. 

3 Edith Belle Mize. 
6 Emma Washburn. 

2 Anna T. Mitchell. 
n Eva Mary Moon. 

8 Eva Boyce. 

' Bessie Bedell Stevenson. 

« Winthrop Sei^den Welles. 
10 Mary Fletcher. h Etta Melissa Fairfield. 

1 '-' John Calvin Hall. 
13 Fred Granville Patch. n George Stephen Hoff. 

ir> George Warren Hunt. 
1(5 Myrtle Margaret Liggitt. 17 Harriet Bland. 

1 s Elizabeth Hall. 
19 Elsie Patterson. '-•" Amelia Alice Sikkema. 


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24 Cora Ethel Baker. 
27 Edna Bell Michaelis. 

21 Anna Mabel Cooper. 22 Jessie Felton. 

23 Blanche Lurton. 

- 5 Estelle Katherine Baker. 
26 Gertrude Darby. 

28 Nora Mae Simmons. 
- ; ' wllhelmine rhinesmith. 
30 Benjamin Perry. 31 Riley Oren Johnson. 

32 Francis Thompson. 
33 Franklin Benjamin Carson. " Martin Lewis Ullensvang. 

35 Laura Schlatterer. 
36 Emma Louise Lee. 37 Alice Frances Phillips. 

38 Grace Fenton. 
Warren H. Rishel. 

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Senior Class Night— June 21, 1897. 

Part I. 

Piano Duet-Gaite de Cour j Jessie Felton 

l Eva Boyce 

Class Song 

History of Class of '97 Gertrude Darby 

Vocal Solo John L. ( ook 

Class Poem Winthrop S. Welles 

Vocal Solo Mary Sage 

Part II. 

Piano Solo Jessie Felton 

A Lesson — The New Hiawatha 

Violin Solo John L. Cook 

P.ano accompaniment, Agnes S. Cook. 

Class Prophecy Otillie Lange 

Vocal Solo Mary Sage 

Estelle Baker 
Alice Phillips 
Bessie Stevenson 
Elsie Patterson 

Scarf Fantastics Edith Mize 

Mary Fletcher 
Mabel Cooper 
Blanche Lurton 
k Grace Fenton 

Accompanist, Jessie Felton. 

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Senior Editorial* 

Ye who belong to the class that is leaving the Nor 

Ye who believe in the beauty and strength of its 

List its happy traditions now sung by its senior com- 

List to a tale of its glories in Normal, home of the 

We who are about to graduate salute you. 
We feel that we must tell you something' of 
ourselves, that you may have something" to 
guide you over the quicksands and shoals of 
school life and lead you safely to our posi- 
tion. We are Section A! Yet we do not feel 
boastfully proud or needlessly puffed up over 
it. Others have occupied this enviable posi- 
tion before us. True, never such a class as we. While we lack much in quantity of what 
other classes have had, no one can justly charge us with lacking aught in quality. 

There was a time when we were freshmen — peihaps very fresh, — but time has w r orn 
it off, for that was very long ago. Not so long ago we entered our second year. From 
then our progress was more rapid — then we learned of the development and powers of 
mind — then we reconstructed the earth on a geometrical plan. Ah! we were very 
learned then, some of us, but — 

TWavn QJJ SetViou 


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"The third year comes a frost, a killing frost. 
And when he thinks. «-ood easy man. full surely 
His greatness is a ripening:— nips his root, 
And then he falls as I do. ' 

And so it is. As Juniors, we felt that Ave were 
on the last round of the ladder but one. and now 
that we have attained that last round we see 
heights explored and unexplored which beckon 
to us. 

The Senior Class of the I. S. N. U. is no insig- 
nificant body; indeed it is quite theopposite. In 
the first place, it is extremely select; the law <>f 
the survival of the fittest holds here, where in all 
other species of the universe there is likely to be 
an exception — hence our number. Looked up to 
as a class which the freshmen consider a stepping- 
stone to the highest dignity and excellence, held 
up as living examples of what others should be- 
come, there was danger of our falling from these 
dizzy heights. But now all this is past, and we 
are traveling rapidly along the road to glory. 

The end of this road is not yet found, but the aim of on- trip is clearly defined in our 

motto: "Gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche. " 

Our work is done here and we go out to fields whitening in the harvest and waiting 

for our willing labor. It is with a feeling of sadness we leave you. dear old Normal. 

and we can fancy that you will ba lonesome without us. too; that your walls will echo 

•Our Mutual Friend. 


ten t 


4- - r '"■'' 

Benjamin Perry. 

Commencement Speakers 
JohnC. Hall. 

EfHe Pike. 

Nora Simmons 

Martin L. Ullensvang. 
Bessie Stevenson. Wilhelmine Rhinesmith. 

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less joyously to others* laughs; that your doors will close less readily upon us. How- 
ever, "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we may,'* and we 
must go. The alumni stands with arms outstretched waiting with its benedicite— we 
go— and as class after class leave your dear old halls, they will receive no warmer wel- 
come from any than from the class of '97. M. C. 


Miss W-ltm-nn— "Where did Marie Antoinette go after she was executed?" 
Miss W-ek-ns — "My dear, I think she went to heaven.'" 

Br-ce Br-ght (to Miss )— "Are you going to society Saturday night?'* 

Miss "Yes, I'll go with you." 

(Confusion, Bruce regrets his question.) 

Miss C-lby (in Criticism)— "The mere recollections of incidents of their youthful 
days often bring tears to the lips of old people." 

Some German translations: Laura Schlatterer— "Ich kenne alle kriiuter.'" 

"I know all cabbages." 

Horace Hilyard — "Aber der fater fuhr in der art fort, wil er begoner." 
"But the father went on plowing as before." 

Miss Ela (giving directions in the Drawing class)— A lady carrying an umbrella 
is a very *iini>l<- thing. 

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Going on From There* 

You may talk about your troubles, 

Be they two or three, 
I find my greatest trouble 

With my Geography. 

It's not because I cannot learn 

About the earth and air. 
It's the way my teacher looks at me 

And says, "Go on from there." 

Then I stand upon my feet, 

And all the others stare. 
My lesson I could well repeat, 

But I can't ,1 Go on from there." 

Then so that all the others hear 

I say that I don't know. 
Then my teacher takes his pen 

And gives me a big zero. 

But I don't mind the zeroes — 
They're nothing, anyway. 

If I get home once again 
I think that I shall stay. 

When once I get home again, 
When I reach my own home town, 

I am sure it will make no difference 
If Mackenzie flows up or down. 

This earth would still keep turning 
And changing just the same, 

Even if the bay, Ureka, 
Never had a name. 

And when I think it over 

My very greatest care 
Is not the knowledge that I have, 

It's "Going on from there.'' 

J. W. 

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Side Talks with Juniors* 

fl fill 

Juniors are invited to ask questions on 
any important subjects relating to their hap- 
piness or general welfare. In case you desire 
an immediate answer, enclose a few stamps 
for a personal reply. Please make your ques- 
tions brief and to the point. Each reader is 
limited to fourteen questions unless he has 
more to ask. Meaningless or silly questions 
will under no circumstances be answered. 

Lanson Pratt: No, when escorting 
two ladies the gentleman should not walk 
between them. The opposite side of the 

street is to be preferred in such a case. 

A. B. Wolfe: 1. No wonder your friend wouldn't agree to study astronomy with 
you. The name should have been spelled Mamie, and not with two m's. 2. Umarmteuch! 
should never have been translated "embrace yourselves.*' A man of your experience 
should have known that the meaning was entirely different. 

Herbert Elliott: To answer you in your own words, "Let us pause and cogi- 
tate." 1. Big words are not necessarily a sign of wisdom; as your psychology teacher 
would tell you, they indicate infancy. In the words of Eugene Field, "You are too young 

46 The Index. 

to know it now, but sometime you shall know." 2. No, you should not have applied your 
apperceptive powers in that way to the translation of your Vergil. Under those circum- 
stances ora is not translated "e\ 7 es. " 

Henrietta Pitts: 1. Your political economy teacher was entirely correct. As he 
explained to you, your ring, while no doubt infinitely precious to you, may have compar- 
atively slight economic value. 2. We cannot give addresses in these columns: ask his 

John P. Stewart: 1. The librarian was certainly very kind to endure you as long 
as she did. 2. Yes, it was truly very strange that on that morning after the Wesleyan 
lecture, when you were not there and somebody else was. the song '-Forsaken" kept you 
from thinking of geometry. It is unexplamabie to us. 

James Young: It was very stupid of you to suppose that the baseball captain 
would break his date for the grind (especially in your favor) simply because of a broken 
nose. 2. See answer to H. E. Covey. 

Helen Taylor: We agree with Mr. Taylo. How easy it would be for you to 
simply drop the r. 

Will Peasley and Harry Allen: A brunette looks well in pale blue, rose, and 
pale yellow; a blonde in cream white, heliotrope, deep pink, and scarlet. 

Roy Mize: No. if you wish to dedicate an ode to her it is not positively necessarv 
to compare her to a flower. But by changing the accent, mignonette will rhyme very 
nicely with her name. 

Charles Myall: We know of no publishers who buy poetry by the yard. If you 
have it to sell in such quantities we advise you to advertise in the Morning Call. 

Noah Young: From the enclosed production we cannot answer your question as 
to whether it is Cicero or Demosthenes that you most resemble. Before deciding such 
an important question we should have a personal interview. 

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William Thayer: The announcement of an engagement usually comes from the 
mother of the young- lady. 

Chester Echols: 1. Try dampening- the hair with sugar water before curling. 
2. See answer to Harry Allen. 

John F. Morrell: No, Mr. Patch will not be in school next year. Any communi- 
cation during the summer will reach him at Roseville. 

George F. Pfingsten: Your excuse was misleading. Mr. McCormick certainly 
thought when you said you had had the (/rip that you meant la grippe. Of course, as you 
say, you did have a grip — carrying it to and from Bloomington filled with materials for 
3 T our contest debate, — but still the act was questionable. 

B. F. Carson: Yes, it was perfectly proper for you to get up and leave the library 
if the young lady looked at you. 

Walter Pike: When the lady motioned for you to stop talking in the hall it was 
very silly of you to interpret the action in the way that you did. 

Archie Norton: We hear that there is a department of Amorology connected 
with the Summer School, but we cannot give you the required information concerning it 
We refer you to A. B. Wolfe or Herbert Elliott. 

H. E. Covey: We fear that we shall not be able to find the address of the Kansas 
girl from the mere description that she was next to the prettiest girl you ever saw, and 
that she smiled at you twice at the ball game. 

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<*£■ Junior Class Night— June 19, 1897. ^J- 

e:00 P. M. 

H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor. 


Scene.— Quarter-deck of H.M.S. "Pinafore."' View of Portsmouth in the distance. Sailors, led 
by boatswain, discovered cleaning brasswork, splicing rope, etc. 


Same scene. — Night, captain discovered singing, and accompanying himself on a mandolin. 
Little Buttercup seated on quarter-deck, gazing sentimentally at him. 


The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. (First Lord of the Admiralty) 

Capt. Corcoran, (commanding H.M.S. Pinafore) . 

Ralph Rackstraw. (able seaman) ...... 

Dick Deadeye, (able seaman) ......... 

Bill Bobstay, (boatswain) ......... 

Bob Becket, (boatswain's mate) ......... 

Tom Tucker, (midshipmate) ......... 

Josephine, (the captain's daughter) ........ 

Hebe, (Sir Joseph's first cousin) ........ 

Little Buttercup, (A Portsmouth bumboat woman) ...... 

First Lord's Sisters, his Cousins, his Aunts, Sailors, Marines, etc. 
Scene— Quarter-deck of H.M.S. Pinafore, off Portsmouth. Act I— Noon. Act II- 

Jno. F. Morrel 

John Reece 

Clark E. Stewart 

Isaac Cook 

Roy Dillon 

Isaac Cook 

Miller Hetfield 

Ora Augustine 

. Katie Foster 

Maude Corson 


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Women— Ella Adams, Mabel Higgins, Elsie Williams, Olive Dawson, Bertha E. Mills. Eliza Porter, 
Alberta Stapleton, Grace Sitherwood, Alice P. Watson, Rachel Crouch, Nellie Porter, Daisy White, 
Georgie Elliot, Sadie Chicken, Lida Cleveland, Etta Himes, Lura Miller, Blanche Aldrich, Nellie Mer- 
riam, Theresa Ropp, May Norwood, Elma Bsrry, Carrie Travis, Nano Smith, Clara Snell, Minerva 
Foley, Nettie Cooper, Mrs. Long, Ida Hummel. 

Men — A. B. Wolfe, Harold Edmunds. Frederick Pfeiffer, John F. Burton, Harmon Waits, Noah 
Young, A. Roy Mize, George L. Baker, Orville Gunnell, Walter Pike, C. Herbert Elliott, Geo. Palmer, 
Asa Hiet, C. Henry Smith. 

Arthur Bassett, Director: Catharine Callan, Assistant Director. 

Synopsis. — This well known comic opera has a pretty little story running through it, which is 
about as follows: Captain Corcoran, of Her Majesty"s ship "Pinafore," has a young and beautiful 
caughter. who is sought in marriage by Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty. But secretly 
the proud Josephine loves and is the beloved of Ralph Rackstraw, "the smartest lad in all the fleet." 
She tells her father of her love for a poor sailor, without disclosing his name, and gives this as her rea- 
son for refusing Sir Joseph. Her father, Capt. Corcoran, urges her to reconsider the question. Sir 
Joseph, with a host of female relatives, makes a visit to H.M.S. "Pinafore" to formally claim the hand 
of Josephine. Ralph makes known his love to his messmates and to Josephine who rejects his love at 
first, but when he is about to take his own life, to stay his hand, she confesses her love for him. Sir 
Joseph's "sisters and h r s cousins and his aunts" with Ralph's messmates secretly plan to take the loving 
couple ashore and have the ceremony performed. Their little scheme is discovered when about to be 
carried out. and matters are in a sad state. But Mrs. Cripps, better known as Little Buttercup, 
straightens matters out by disclosing a mistake made when she was "baby farming." It seems that she 
was the foster mother of Ralph and Capt. Corcoran, one being of "low condition" and the other "upper 
crust." and she had "mixed those babies up." The captain was really the "one of low condition," and 
Ralph the "upper crust." When the admiral learns that the captain is not of the nobility, he refuses 
to marry Josephine but gives her to Ralph, whom he makes captain. Corcoran takes Ralph's place as 
a member of the ship's crew. Corcoran consoles himself with the love of Little Buttercup, and the 
admiral swears eternal faithfulness to his cousin Hebe. And thus the story ends. 


A. R. Mize, President. Dora B. Long, 

Clara Snell, Vice President. Helen Taylor, 

Grace Sitherwood, Secretary. Alice P. Watson, 

Geo. Wilson, Treasurer. Abert B. Wolfe. 


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There's section C and section G, 
And sections I and J. 
There're seniors brave, 
So wise and grave 
They'd take your breath away. 
But what of these? — 
Not worth a sneeze 
Compared with Section F. 

We've got a heap 

Of learning deep. 

We're versed in ancient lore: 

All tales of old 

That e'er were told, 

And some ne'er told before. 

Our deeds are famed: 

We have been named 

The brilliant Section F. 

EVIDENTLY our section has a poet in its midst; in fact there are several of us who 
go a-courting the muse, and, as for that matter, elsewhere, too, for F-ites were never 
noted for their backwardness. Rather for their forwardness, some may say, and 
indeed we would not dispute them were it not for our inherent modesty, for a most 
biased perusal of the grade books will prove our standing in all classes. 

Section F is made up mostly of high school graduates, many of us taking the two- 
years' course of study. We are acquainted with the ordinary usages of polite life, and 
wear not that delightfully verdant aspect of the ordinary bucolic hailing from that region 
lying south of the Sangamon or other unexplored parts. 

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We came with the idea of making use of all that Normal has to offer, and while our 
class and teaching work is of the highest grade, we participate heartily in the social and 
literary life of the school. Both societies recognized our ability when they chose four of 
our number for contestants in the winter struggle for supremacy. We have much talent in 
our ranks. Perhaps when the wheels have turned and Fortune smiled, famed orators, 
debaters, musicians, essayists, and poets may say, "We won our first laurels in proving 
Section P of '96 and '97 to be the greatest of the school." 

Some of our number have information from "the powers that be'' to the effect that 
our section is the best prepared of any class ever entering the school. Perhaps that is 
why we do not wear the harassed look of the ordinary student, who finds matters here 
so distressingly new and unfamiliar. We have all the time we need for exercise. Our 
girls can play basket-ball with the best of them, and our boys are not found wanting 
when weighed in the balance of athletics. 

In every contest have we been represented; in two, the inter-society and the inter- 
sectional, wholly out of proportion to our numbers. Cicero looks to our boys for leaders, 
and the gentle Sapphonians, "God bless "em," fail not to recognize the ability of our 

A precedent, we believe, has been established in the school of lapsing into sickly 
sentimentality in the concluding paragraph of every class editorial. But Section P is 
too healthful and vigorous an organization to indulge in sentiment. We have nothing to 
regret, and none of those popular "nameless longings" and "might have beens" assail 
our souls. We are realizing our aim, and have proven ourselves good students, and — 
what is worth more than all — good teachers. C. M. 

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CONSIDERING the sacred character and mystic meaning of the numeral 7. it is 
not at all surprising to find the Gem section of the Normal School represented 
by the seventh letter of the alphabet. Nor is it strange to note that G stands 
for Good, while F means only Fair. The members of this section gained admis- 
sion by the presentation of appointments or by passing a creditable examination here. 
Besides these, her ranks were enlarged by welcoming back a number from section F who 
brought high school diplomas beautifully framed in gilt or tied with blue ribbons. At 
sight of these and the stately mien and haughty expression of countenance maintained 
by their proud possessors, we quaked and trembled, our knees smote together, and our 
feet clattered upon the floor. We of lesser intellectual stature fared as our kind have 
always fared at the beginning of school. Mr. McCormick's repeated admonitions to move 
quickly and quietly had the effect of enlarging our hands and feet to nightmare propor- 
tions, and whichever way a poor student turned, those unfortunate members were in the 
Avay and ready to bring him to grief. But these things passed away, and in due time 
we could even reach our own rooms without blundering into the domains of section A. 
and being transfixed with an icy stare as a consequence. 

The members of section G are loyal to their section and societies; several of her 
young men have filled honorable offices in Cicero, and others have lifted up their voices 
in song and debate in the society halls. While she furnished no contest winners she did 
furnish those who held up the hands of contestants from lower sections, and helped them 
on to victory. 

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Section G owns two members of the champion basket-ball team, the smallest man 
in school, and the only married couple. This last is an advantage to the fortunate mar- 
ried man in the mathematical department, for Prof. Pelmley always blames the wife for 
the husband's shortcomings and failures. 

The students of this section possess a variety of talents, but although individual 
characteristics abound we have not yet developed ourselves completely in any particular 
department of school. 

And as I arrived at this last stage of this short history, being weary, I fell asleep 
and dreamed, and lo! A great band of pilgrims came over the plains from the various 
counties called by one great mathematician, "Ignorant, '' and "Slow of Understanding." 
With one accord they hastened toward a great building beautiful to look upon, raised 
for the advancement of pilgrims. As they entered they were met by shining ones who 
spake kindly to them and promised each a priceless roll at their journey's end, — a pass- 
pjrt unto all honor and success, if they but continued faithful. 

And I saw as they advanced they came to that great hill called Difficulty, and 
many fell and were bruised and grievously flunked, and none did escape without a slip. 
Each morning the hill was climbed and the way did grow no easier, for at the summit of 
the hill lay a great lion, exceeding fierce, with mane bristled erect, and of such frightful 
look and terrific roar that every time he moved his dread countenance or lifted his tawny- 
shaded lip to roar, some pilgrim would flunk flat. And as they passed trembling, they 
went down into the valley of Humiliation, and as they went some wept, but some did 
laugh and say, "I'll think tomorrow. Today was not my day." Yet next morning all 
came to face the tawny lion again, so great was their desire for the promised roll. And 
at the last day I saw another band receive these rolls, and so great was their joy thereat 
that I and all my fellows did wish ourselves among them. M. 


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Who is this? 

What is he doing'? 

It is our professor of political economj 7 . 
He is digging Greek roots. 
What does he make? He makes Normal students un- 
happy and $2,000 per year. 

Is he happy? O, yes. He is serving his economic 
interests, and the poor teachers can now buy fish to eat. 

He will use this as an illustration for his class, happy 

digging serving 

Greek roots economic 

Normal students interests 

unhappy illustration 

happy class 

Who is this? It is our professor of political economy. 
What is he doing? He is digging dandelion roots 
from his yard. After he is done he will sow grass seed, 
bought at the Normal price. 

What does he make? He makes $ 1.00 per day. 
Is he serving his economic interests? Oh, no. He 
is minding his wife. 

professor grass seed 

doing Normal price 

digging minding 

roots wife 


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HE Index man got after me 
One bright and balmy day. 

And with a smile he did beguile 
Me in a pleasant way. 

Said he. "You know, my dear young friend, 

We're writing up a book, 
Things bright and terse of prose and verse; 

How do you think 'twill look?'' 

Oh, there are other sections 

Who assume a wiser air, 
Whose works, no doubt, may earn the shout 

Of praise they fain would hear. 

But with all their looking owlish 

And pretense of erudition, 
They know full well they cannot tell 

Measurement from partition. 

He told of the sayings bright 

For which he was in quest, 
How sections were contributing 

Their wisest and their best. 

And then remarked in winning tones, 
"Now, don't you think that you 

Might try a line of rythmic rhyme 
On some bright topic, too?" 

And when he mentioned something bright 

Of Section H I thought, 
For tell me where, from far or near, 

Can a brighter thing be brought. 

We cannot boast of contests won 

By schemes, or pure ability: 
We have not yet a coronet 

Awarded for subtility. 

We have not wandered 'mongst the stars 

In thoughtful emulation 
Of those who rise up to the skies 

In eloquent oration. 

But when it comes to push and vim 

And getting out of spelling, 
We do our best and lead the rest 

In a wav that's worth the telling. 


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We have not rocked the building yet 

From turret to foundation, 
By brilliant words that might have stirred 

The heartstrings of a nation. 

But we've learned the motions of the earth. 

'•Revolutin'* and rotation. 
And something new I'll tell you, too, 

Rain's caused by condensation. 

There, Index man, I've said enough, 

You may predict the rest; 
You asked me for some poetry, 

And I have done my best. 

When I had told the Index man 

What I have told to you. 
While mild surprise shown in his eves. 

He bade me an 

Adieu. <;.w. 


I remember, I remember 
Many things I have forgot. 

I remember, I remember — 
And still I know them not. 

I remember, I remember 
One time when I got nine 

I remember, I remember 

All the fives it seemed were mine. 

I remember, I remember 
When I peeped into his book, 

I remember, I remember— 
O, if I could forget that look! 

I remember, I remember 
The string of fives I made, 

I remember, I remember 
Some goose eggs too, it laved. 

I remember, I remember 
I wish I could forget. 

I remember, I remember 
That I haven't carried vet. 

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IT IS said that the typical new student resembles most of all that well-known tree, 
the evergreen. So be it. We fain would rest content with the universal (?) verdict, 
and it seems hardly necessary to add that the memory of our brilliant achievements 
here in the way of recitations will be ever green in the minds of those who read and 
hear of this wonderful section I. 

We came in the chilly days of early spring", if not literally from all parts of the 
earth, at least from all over our beloved state. The old students welcomed all of us 
kindly, even if they did laugh the first few morning's when at roll we responded to such 

names as Margaret Henrietta Josephine Alexandrina , and no wonder. Many of 

them are actually so fond of us that they are retaking studies in our classes, just to show 
how we must do. Their kindness and thoughtfulness is appreciated very much. We have 
attended their societies and sociables, including the "grind," and have enjoyed them very 
much, especially the latter. Though the president's reception has not yet been attended, 
that pleasure is looked forward to with great anticipation. 

With feelings of greatest modesty it can truthfully be said that section I students 
are, individually and as a body, fully as dignified looking (if not more so) as any other 
section. For are they not the eyes (I's) of the school, and is not that the most important 
part? But when it comes to knowledge — well, that's different and must be passed over 
quickly, for it is usually supposed the world in general, and especially students, are 
constantly progressing. But lo! section I seems to be an exception, for we are kindly 
told our knowledge of arithmetic is just what it was twenty years ago. How encouraging! 

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How forcibly the old remark '-Music hath charms," etc.. was brought to mind, when 
one day in the midst of a heated discussion as to "whether our ideas die or not," some 
very charming music was heard. The effect was instantaneous. The discussion ended 
and peace reigned once more. The unknown friends have our heartfelt thanks. 

But what is lacking in other branches is made up in geography. The progress 
made here is truly remarkable. After taking a farewell look from the summit of Mt. 
Brown we start on our long journey, first stopping in Mayne and after enjoying a couple 
of Sail(e)s on its beautiful lakes, we Paas on to Johnston after the Maile and then on to 
Wheeler, where some fine Baldwin apples were obtained. Among the company making 
this journey are two Kings and a Miller. Though we have many Shields from Petty 
troubles there was a little trouble about Sparks from passing trains. But the most 
annoying thing was when we were left over night in a Marsh. 

Meanwhile the section goes on, and you, kind reader, if j^ou have patience enough, 
will some day see (at least it is to be hoped so) the members of this particular section 
gradually climbing the heights of fame until they have surpassed all others. And by 
means of the useful knowledge obtained here rilling many important positions, though 
no doubt they could do that now if the positions could only be obtained. 

And in conclusion we would say to those who follow in our wake, take us for your 
"ideal. " If you should fail, and quite likely you will, don"t be discouraged, but just say 
we will try, try again, and perhaps some day we will at least do half as well as they, 
though we cannot hope to attain the prominence they will. 

We have no measure for beauty as we have for distance, time, potatoes, etc. We 
do not say a foot of beauty, a pound of beauty, a quart of beauty, etc. Sometimes we 
say a hundred and forty or fifty pounds of beauty. C. 

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Who is this? It is our professor of mathematics. 

What is he doing 1 ? He is telling about the world in its 
baby stage. At one time the earth had an ice cap on the 
south pole. This moved the center to one side. Then the 
earth waltzed near the sun. The cap was melted, and 
Noah built his ark. 

Does the professor know anything else? Oh, yes. He 
knows that the people say in Bureau county, what they do 
in McLean county, and what they think in Hancock county. 
He also knows that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. 
He thinks Portia deserves greatness for her knowledge of 
school law. He is a nice man. 

Portia Noah old dog 

school law flood new tricks 

Who is this? It is our beloved professor 
of school law. 

What is he doing? He is illustrating 
glacial action. 

Is he conscious of his aim? Oh, no. He 
is doing this unconsciously, but in this he is 
the true teacher. 

Is he thinking of geometry and algebra 
and glacial action? Probably not. Perhaps 
he is thinking of something he learned in his 

beloved unconsciously 

professor teaching 

illustrating thinking 

glacial something 

action learned 

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"The rag-tag and the bob-tail."— Prof. F. 

WHAT if we do walk under such a long and heavy title! We are carrying it just 
as well as others who have gone before us. We don't want a better title. It 
is the way the monarch carries his crowned head that makes him king, really. 
The man dignifies the title, and not the title the man. Well, as a class. Sec 
tion J can do the same and dignify its title. The -'rag-tags and bob-tails" find it easy 
to step in the tracks of those who have just passed on — Section H. We've been hanging 
on by their coat-tails and we're coming through. 

When we burst upon Normal in all our beautiful verdure, (other green similes may 
be added at pleasure.) we set before us a code of rules to regulate our growth. Suppos- 
ing that we are not all the "rag-tags and bob-tails" that will be gathered and be bound 
together in one mighty bundle here, we leave some of our experience formulated into a 
code for the coming harvests of "rag-tags and bob-tails." 


Remember the fellow who came to you on the train the last few minutes, and smiled 
at you as he bowed down to ask 3'ou whether you were going to Normal — he's after you. 

Look Solomon (ized). 

Don't start out on a run as you get off the cars, for somebody will catch you, sure. 
They are all runners (for clubs). 

You don't need to stay and watch the depot till somebody comes for your trunk. 
Your trunk won't be very likely to stroll far down town — it's too nearly busted. 

Remember you are not walking in the cornfield now. Don't drag your number 10+ 
along the pavement. 

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Do not make previous arrangements about your boarding" place, but when the grasp- 
ing club steward meets you at the train with an appearance of being over-fed — don't go 
with him. Go where they don't seem so fat. They are waiting for you there. Then 
when you arrive remember to say "yes'm" and "no'm" just like you've been used to, and 
sign the constitution. (Better do it while you have one.) "Know all men by these wild 
looks, that Jonathan Marcius Applethorn is a member in good appetite of this beanery. " 

At the table you will observe these precepts: 

1. To leave aught is treason. Eat all you get. 

2. The Lord helps them that help themselves. 

3. '"Git a plenty while you're a-gittin'." 

4. '"Be careful and act nice."' 

We are led to think that our course at school has been properly directed. We have 
not found it necessary to keep track of the hours of our recitations. All those minor 
details are attended to by the professors. We have observed that the athletic associa- 
tion loves a giver, cheerful or otherwise, and more than once has driven us to the expe- 
diency of a sight draft on the "bank." In the societies we have distinguished ourselves, 
when we struggled to our feet and w T ith a death-grip on the chair just ahead in a des- 
perate gasp proclaimed, "I second the motion!" In spelling, that we might not seem 
over-ambitious, we have endeavored not to outdo section A. 

As rag-tags and bob-tails we know ourselves to be in the chrysalis state, yet some 
of our members have sprung some full-fledged jokes, not all of which have kicked back 
at the springer. 

Sections H and I, having passed into the larva state, are, we suppose, by this time 
"scorning the base degrees by which they did ascend;" but we believe we are bringing 
up the rear with quite as much distinction as they did. And so, kind friends, if you are 
still alive after reading all these dry editorials, just reflect how green and full of wanton 
verdure the last section is and be refreshed. Remember, we'll get dried out some day, 
and get our turn at section A. Good-bye. G. S. 

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One more year of school life at Normal is drawing to a close. The fall of '96, with 
its joys and sorrows, its hopes and disappointments, its victory and defeat, has faded 
into the past, and left upon the record pages of Philadelphia and Wrightonia the story 
of another contest. The winter term of "97 broke over us while, as yet, no ray of hope 
fell across the shattered ruins of defeat. The third, the fourth, the fifth time in so many 
winters that the banner of Philadelphia has gone down to defeat upon that historic plat- 
form in Normal Hall! And now we are called upon to send forth our annual greeting 
upon the pages of this, the Index of '97. 

It might seem that, with this record of five successive defeats, your patient scribe 
ought to fall back gladly for inspiration to that happy period, when, time after time, in 
quick successive years, the victory cry of Philadelphia echoed and re-echoed over the 
fallen crest of vanquished Wrightonia. Those were joyous days of victory; but inspira- 
tion or not, we shall not recount them here. Why need we to repeat the oft-told history 
of the society, glorious record though it may be? The history of the organization, the 
early struggles and the good work of Philadelphia in the past has appeared in former 
Indexes. It is so well known or is so easily accessible for those who are not acquainted 
with it, that we deem it better here to turn attention to the present and future. They 
are what we, our friends, and our friendly foes are most concerned in. 

Thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of members who have gone before us. the Phila- 
delphian society is now upon a firm financial basis About 200 term tickets have been 
sold for each term of the school year just closing. This number will represent approxi- 
mately the attendance at each meeting. As our seating capacity falls somewhat short 
of being 200, the hall, many times, has been uncomfortably crowded. When the gymna- 
sium is completed— (When!)— the science department will be moved and one society will 
have for its hall what are now the laboratories and the museum room. The other society 
will have a hall, equally large, by taking out the partition that separates the present 

Philadelphia!! Hall. 

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But we are not looking so much to these things as we are to the character and 
effects of our work, and not to the work of the past but the work of the present, both for 
its own sake and for its relation to the future of Philadelphia and of society interest in 
the school. A careful observer — one neither a Philadelphian nor a Wrightonian — has 
remarked that indications point to a decline of interest in society matter here, such as 
has taken j)lace in many other schools. Whether this be a well-founded bservation or 
not. we wish to maintain that high interest and excellence in society work that has dis- 
tinguished the Normal in the past. And instead of two hundred regularly attending 
members we want to see just one-half the students of the school pouring into our hall 
every Saturday night. Instead of program committees running students down to go 
on the program, we wish to see them worried by applicants for places. Instead of a 
limited number standing upon the platform we wish to see new faces constantly appear- 
ing before us. There is a sentiment among the boys of the school, at least, that before 
anyone appearson the program of either of the large societies he ought to spend some 
time in Cicero. With due respect to Cicero, we state most emphatically that this is an 
ill-grounded and mistaken idea. Our real mission is not to furnish entertainment, but to 
give experience, practice, opportunity for our students to stand upon their feet, to assert 
themselves, to become firmer and broader minded men and women. 

With this mission and future inter-society contests in view, Philadelphia is now 
doing work. Keeping in mind the lessons of the past — lessons taught us both by victory 
and defeat at contest time, as well as those homelier, more subtle bits of experience 
picked up in ordinary society work, we are making the present a sure and safe stepping 
stone into a future more in keeping with Philadelphia's old-time prestige, while some- 
times the lines of Arnold's Sohrab — 

For we are all like swimmers in the sea. 
Poised on the top of a huge wave of fate, 

come to us and we feel like applying them to our own condition, yet we do not forget 
that fate is but that eternal chain of cause and effect which pervades all things — even 
normal schools and society matters. Certain forces are at work in Philadelphia the 
effects of which are sooner or later revealed outside of the society hall. These forces 
are many and varied, but their effect maybe summed up in tw r o w r ords — more power. More 
power to the individual, more power to Philadelphia, more power to the school, more 
power to society! A. B. W. 

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* # SWINGING j* <* 

I am swinging alone tonight. 

Out under the beautiful sky. 
The moon bathes the world with light, 

While the clouds float silently by. 

Sometimes they almost hide 
The face of the stately queen: 

But I know she still wears a smile 
As she peeps through the rifts between 

Fleecy and dim and white. 
Or heavy and thick and gray, 

No pause in their onward flight, 
Not for a moment they stay. 

Sullenly drift the clouds: 

Darker and thicker they grow: 

The shadows around me crowd, 
And it seems they will never go. 

I think of the sorrows and cares 
That keep drifting into my life: 

My heart grows full of fears — 
I am tempted to give up the strife. 

But the clouds keep moving on, 
And the sky is clear and blue: 

The moon sails forth again, 
And my heart takes courage new. 

The affairs of the world go on, 
Nothing with us will stay. 

Today may be full of grief, 
Tomorrow, happy and gay. 

So I swing in my hammock tonight 

And gaze up into the sky, 
At the moon so fair and bright. 

And the clouds that keep passing by. 


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The Wrightonian Society* 

"Tis not in mortals to command success: 

But we'll do more, Sempronius— we'll deserve it. 

—Addison; Cato. A<-t l. Scenes. 

Thus far our fortune keeps an upward course, 
And we are grac'd with wreaths of victory. 

— Shaks.; 3 Henry IV, Act V, Seem 8. 

THE fall term opened with flattering- prospects for Wrigbtonia. Mr. Geo. Hunt, 
the "boy" president-elect, had during the summer vacation "become a man.'' 
Many loyal Wrightonians, energetic society workers of former years, came 
back to resume their studies and to assist the society in winning the Annual 
Inter-Society Contest. The membership from the entering sections was larger than 
ever before, and the society spirit the new membership brought with it was equally 
remarkable and encouraging. The president had spent a portion of his vacation in mak- 
ing a study of the interests and the resources of the society and in devising a definite 
plan of organization. This plan had in view, first, the creation of a higher standard of 
literary work in the society, and second, by means of the quality of this work to win for 
Wrightonia the Thirty-sixth Annual Contest. The plan met with the heart) 7 approval 
of all interested in the welfare of the society, and it was immediately put in operation. 
Officers and members are alike to be commended for the energy with which they set to 
work The new members were rapidly enlisted and soon the society's forces were under- 

Wnghtonian Hall. 

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going the necessary disciplinary drill. The wisdom of pursuing such a course needs 
no comment. The result of the contest, supplemented by the testimony of those who 
participated in the preliminary exercises, is sufficient evidence to convince the most 

The Saturday evening programs have been of the highest character throughout the 
year, and deserve especial notice because of the number and quality of the original ex- 
ercises given. That so much interest was shown in this line of work may be attributed 
to the fact that the members of the program committee made every reasonable effort to 
seek out and induce to appear on the program, all who might be possible candidates for 
places on contests, that their respective merits might be considered by the membership 
of the society. This led to a number of spirited debates early in the year, and also to 
the delivery of some of the best orations it has been Wrightonia's fortune to hear for 
several years, at least. One of the principal elements which has entered so largely into 
the success of this year's society work, was the fact that the society contained no 
•■cliques" or ■•rings" to dictate who should or who should not be contestants, who should 
or who should not hold office, or whether or not such and such a policy should be inaugu- 
rated. Every aspirant for a place of trust or honor stood upon his own merits. Every 
policy was subjected to the closest scrutiny, and the voice which said '-yea" or ••nay*' 
in every instance, was the voice of a majority of the members who took an active inter- 
est in the affairs of the society. 

Another factor of our success was the magnanimity of spirit shown by those who 
were disappointed because they were not chosen for office or place on contest, or because 
the measures which they advocated were not accepted. Invariably these members turned 
their energies toward the consummation of the plans advocated by the leading members 
and accepted by the majority. And it is to this spirit, second only to the ability of the 
society's representatives on the platform, that Wrightonia owes its glorious achieve- 
ments of the past year. 

Gypsy Camp. 

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Some of the entertaining features of the progress during the winter were farces and 
living pictures. Of the plays. "A Gypsy Fortune-Teller - ' and -A Proposal Under Diffi- 
culties" were the best, and the skill with which these were presented speaks well for the 
ability of those who impersonated the characters represented in them. 

The most important event of the winter term was the contest between section C 
and the lower sections. This occurred on the last Saturday evening of the term. In 
many respects this contest was as interesting as the Inter-Society contest, and the suc- 
cessful management of it was in large part due to the executive ability of Miss Elizabeth 
Hall, the president for that term. 

The distinguishing feature of this contest was the debate, which was won by the 
lower sections, as was also the contest. Mr. Cook, in announcing the decision of the 
judges, paid the four young men who participated in the debate a very high compliment, 
by saying that it was as good a debate as he had heard from that platform in many 
a day. 

Mr: H. E. Covey was elected president for the spring term, and under his direction 
and by the aid of the corps of assistants he appointed to the various committees, the 
society work of the term has been of good quality and the interest manifested has been 
very encouraging, considering the season of the year, when there are so many other 
attractions as outdoor sports, for instance, to draw upon the attendance. 

On May 22, Normal Hall was tilled almost to its capacity with an audience eager to 
hear the faculty read -'As You Like It." As is usual, the readers creditably acquitted 
themselves, and the audience was duly appreciative. Wrightonians are always grateful 
for these entertainments and look upon them as of the highest instructive character. 

[C. A.] 

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The Contest* 

WHEN, in the course of society contests, one society whitewashes the other, and 
when, as does the writer, you happento be a member of the other, great must 
be your patience if you would retain your standing as a respectable citizen. 
To you the decision seems one of those inexplicable occurrences that every 
one but yourself loves to discuss. As you go along the street with a yard-stick face, you 
are sure to meet your jovial friend, his countenance wreathed with smiles. His first 
question is. "How did the contest suit you?" You look him squarely in the face, pretend 
to enjoy the joke, grin, bear it. and pass on; then, when you think no one is near, you 
kick yourself, or want to. and pour forth your pent-up sympathy for yourself, in euphonic 
words of assorted sizes and doubtful origin, and think you're getting comfort. Talk about 
iron}-! What is dramatic irony, or the irony of fate, compared with the irony of a judge's 
decision ! To the class who have experienced feelings similar to these, the writer belongs. 
He does not claim to be unprejudiced, but trusts that what he savs may be the general 

Let us pass over without elaboration the many thrilling experiences of the contest 
committees, interesting and numerous wranglings with the President of the University, 
midnight prowlings of the chief society moguls,'spirited discussions in the postoffice. candy 
bets, and final oyster stews to heal old wounds and make past differences as but a dream. 
Is it possible those experiences are gone forever? Shall we never look upon their like 
again? Perhaps we may next fall. 

The first feature of the contest, the debate, was especially commendable. The de- 
baters had been selected two weeks earlier than usual, and the challenge debating system 
was carried out in detail for the first time, each of the four main speeches having- in its 
turn been submitted to the opposing side, and the closing speeches each submitted to the 

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President for approval. The main advantage of the system is that it ensures a clashing 
of argument: and that is a thing people enjoy. Of course it has some disadvantages. The 
affirmative, for instance, must furnish the first speech to be subjected to the united can- 
nonade of two negative speakers, receiving in turn the right to answer them in one speech 
only — their second: for. as the present contest rules are interpreted, new argument intro- 
duced by the second negative must stand absolutely unanswered. Hence the negative 
will always keep their best new argument until their second speech, and thus generally 
decide the debate. 

Unfortunately the program could not be carried out completely. Miss Hawkes, the 
Philadelphian contestant, had been called home a few days previous by the fatal illness 
of her brother. Miss Augustine, suffering with a severe cold, substituted in place of her 
intended solos a short refrain from "Asthore." The instrumentalists did their parts very 
well and the judges spoke in highly complimentary terms of the skill displayed. 

The essaj's were beautiful productions. They were so radically different in treat- 
ment that it is hard to discuss their relative merits. The orations were well written. 
Mr. Price held the closer attention of the audience at first, but his oration was rather too 
long. Mr. Echols treated ably a subject of peculiar interest. 

The recitations were delivered in a simple and natural manner so often sacrificed by 
Shakespearean reciters. As the work of amateurs they were fine. 

Personally, the writer thinks the contest was a success — i. e., until the judges' deci- 
sions; even they had a good element, for there was not a single unanimous decision dur- 
ing the evening. The Wrightonians won every point. Still, somebody had to win; and 
it seems somebody did. But another contest is coming. [W. F. P.] 


Number of contests. ...... 36 

Number of ties. "..-.... 3 

Contests won by Philadelphians, .... 15 

Contests won by Wrightonians, ..... 18 

Points won by Philadelphians. . . . . 114 

Points won by Wrightonians. . 117 

Philadelphians "whitewashed. '" .... 3 

Wrightonians "whitewashed," . .... 1 


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Ti)irtY-Sixtl) Annual Contest 

at Program ae 

Philaclelphians Lead 

Violin Selection - - 

Mr. Hersey 
Accompanist, Mrs. Hersey 

Senate* •■Resolved: That the Government of the United 
States should own and manage its railroads" 

Agreed interpretation: "Own and manage its rail- 
roads" to mean own, operate, and control the rail- 
roads within its borders - 
Affirmed, Lyman H. Coleman A. Roy Mize 
Denied. John C. Hall Geo. C. Stokes 

Vocal Vlnsic 

Vocal Vtusic 

I (a) Summer Days Are Coming 
- Mendelssohn 

1(b) Florion's Song Benjamin Codard 

Jessie Hawks. 

( (a) Murmuring Zephyr Adolf Jensen 
■ (b) My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice 
' C. Saint-Saens 

Ora M. Augustine 


'The Short Story" 

Josephine Lesem 

"The Poetry of Mathematics" 
Helen Mary Taylor 

in all Exercises, 


\ (a) Merchant of Venice 
j (b) Henry VIII. 
Mrs. Dora B. Long 

Selection from Othello 
Grace Sitherwood 

instrumental TOusie - u f ) ^ flat „ " Cho P in 

I (b) Tarentelle Thome 

May Haynie 

instrumental TOusic \ <?) X^^f, Arabesque Th.Lack 

I (b) If I, Were a Bird A. Henselt 

Halcyone Hussey 

Oration ... Napoleon Bonaparte 

Hollis H. Price 

Oration - . The Destiny of Religion 

Chester M. Echols 



*Philadelphians submitted question. 







Contestants for '96. 

Hollis Price. Mae Haney. John C. Hall. Helen Taylor. 
Dora B. Long. Lyman H. Coleman. 

Josephine Lesem. 

A. Roy Mize. Halcvone Hussev. Geo. Stokes. Ora Augustine. 
Grace Sitnerwood. " Chester M. Echols. 

Jessie Hawkes. 


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Y. M. C. A. 

Of the many organizations connected 
with the Normal School, there is none, per- 
haps, of more importance than that of the 
Y.M.C.A. It is recognized by students and 
faculty as an institution that, in its quiet 
and unassuming way. builds up the moral and 
religious sentiment of the school. Dr. Rich- 
ard Edwards says: "In our system of educa- 
tion we lay great emphasis upon intellectual 
culture. We endeavor to give strength and 
precision to those powers of the mind by 
which facts are mastered and relations are 
apprehended. And this is good. Indeed, it 
is excellent. But in our intense desire to 
accomplish this result, there is danger that 
the ethical and spiritual training shall not receive due attention. I am strongly con- 
vinced that at times this threatened evil becomes a reality. Culture, at least in some 
cases, becomes an instrument of selfishness, instead of a power for righteousness and 
good will. Now, as I understand the matter, the purpose of the Christian Associations 
is to counteract this evil. It is to turn the attention of young people to the higher and 
nobler possibilities of their being. " 

Since the organization in 1«72 the members have been characterized as men of untir- 
ing energies, self-sacrificing, ever ready to give of their time and ability for the good of 
their fellow-students. 


The present State Secretary of Illinois Y. M. C. A.> 

and president of the Normal Association 

twenty-five years ago. 

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During the past year the association has been wonderfully blessed. The members 
and officers have been men who were full of the spirit of the Lord, and who spent much 
time in prayer for the yood of the association and the salvation of the boys in school. 
The association has enjoyed the hearty support of the faculty, both in the way of valu- 
able suggestions and financial help. 

The average membership for the year has been about fifty-five. The average at- 
tendance at the Tuesday evening meetings has been about twenty-seven. The financial 
committee has been untiring in its efforts to meet the wants of the association. Through 
the efforts of the several members of the committee, nearly if not quite enough has been 
raised to meet all expenses of the association, besides paying off a debt of about thirty 
dollars carried over from last year. 

The most notable event of the year was the celebration of the twenty-fifth anni- 
versary of the association, on Sunday, January 31, in the Normal Hall. This was indeed 
a gala day in the history of the association. The program consisted of music by the 
Y.M.C.A. quartette and short addresses by I. E. Brown, state secretary of the Y.M.C.A. ; 
Dr. Richard Edwards, ex-president of the University; Dr. Edwin C. Hewett. also ex- 
president of the University; Prof. Henry McCormick; Pres. John W. Cook. The pastors 
were invited to participate in the celebration, which they very cheerfully did. 

In the afternoon session the hall was filled with a very attentive audience. The 
evening session was held in M. E. church. Rev. R. A. Brown gave a short talk on the 
relation of the Y.M.C.A. to the church. I. E. Brown following gave a very interesting 
address on what the Y.M.C.A. was doing as a whole over the world. The results of the 
meeting were very satisfactory. The citizens of the town and the students of the school 
realized as never before the vastness of the work that the Y.M.C.A. was doing. 

President Cook says: "It is probable that this movement has been as valuable in 
its relations to the student as it has in any other department in which it has exercised 
its wholesome sway. Generally, young men and young women who are in attendance 
upon educational institutions are removed, at least to a considerable degree from the 

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influences and restrictions of home. They feel, in a sense, relieved from certain obliga- 
tions which have been forced upon their consideration in the circles in which they have 
been reared and in the communities in which they have dwelt. When the Young Men"s 
Christian Association, therefore, entered the educational institutions it called upon the 
young" men to renew the obligations which they had assumed in the home and in the local 
church, and to stand especially for the religious idea where the religious idea did not 
receive the highest degree of respect. 

There was a sort of courage, a kind of heroism manifested by the devoted students 
who constituted the center of the religious movement in this institution twenty-five years 
ago, and who made Christian associations not only possible, but popular institutions in 
these later times." 

Last year the association sent, as delegates to Lake Geneva conference. Arthur 
Boggess, the president of the association, and Winthrop S. Welles. They received much 
good from the trip, and came back filled with new ideas and plans for the good of the 
association. The Bible class this year has been very successful, notwithstanding the 
difficulty encountered as to a time of meeting. Most of the year's work has been spent 
in the book of Job. Prof. Galbreath, in his power as a teacher, has succeeded in reveal- 
ing to the class the marvelous beauty of the book far beyond what was ever dreamed of 
by the class. The committee on Bible study is now considering a plan for the next year's 
work which promises to increase the interest and attendance. The plan is about as fol- 
lows: Lay out a regular course of study to extend throughout the year, and arrange 
with members of the faculty to take charge of the classes, at regular stated times. 

During the year there has been growing interest in the association work. A num- 
ber of conversions among the boys is directly traceable to the work of the association. 
The membership has steadily increased throughout the year. The association expects 
to send two delegates to the Geneva conference this summer. 

The present officers are: President, C Henry Smith; vice-president, Louis Klaas; 
recording secretary, Edward Luke; corresponding secretary, Albert E. White; treasurer, 
O. N. Robison; chorister, John Reece. G. S. H. 

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Y. W. C. A. 

THE ladies of the Young Women's Christian Association greet the readers of The 
Index for 1897 with songs of praise for the blessing's of the year just past. 
Three of these blessings are the three presidents which the year has held: 
Miss Isabelle Ward, a student of rare capacity and deep spirituality, was com- 
pelled to leave school at the close of one term, and Miss Eva Campbell, chosen as presi- 
dent in her place, was also forced to leave after serving one term, having won the hearts 
of all the young women with whom she came in contact. Miss Myrtle Fairchild was then 
elected for the remaining two terms of the school year, and has done most excellent 
work. With an earnest spirit, thoroughly consecrated to her "Father's business," she 
accomplishes much. 

The attendance at the regular Tuesday evening prayer meetings was usually good, 
and in many of the meetings we felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

Two of our members attended the convention held at Geneva in the summer, and 
the influence from that assembly has been felt ever since. Echoes from Chancellor Mc- 
Dowell's famous address are still heard, while the new life gained by the delegates has 
imparted strength to the whole association. 

The financial standing of the home association is fair, and the funds for state and 
world's work were paid more promptly than the year before. 

Thus the yellow gold is not omitted while beautiful rosy hues come from the four 
socials held during the year. The reception given in the fall term to the ladies of the 
school by the Christian Association was a very delightful affair. From 3:30 until 5:30 
the girls received their friends and served popcorn and sociability in abundance. 


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The missionary, Bible-study, membership, religious meetings, and inter-collegiate 
committees add tints and shades of orange, blue, green, indigo, and violet to the yellow 
and red of the finance and social committees, thus making a mosaic in many ways imper- 
fect or marred by bungling work, yet here and there reflecting the light from the Sun of 

Earnest desire for better work and more consecrated lives insures greater blessings 
for the future, and the Young Women's Christian Association of this institution wishes to 
"prove the Lord of Hosts if He will not pour out such a blessing that there shall not be 
room enough to receive it." 

[M. C] 


A half a day I labored, with the very greatest 

To make the thing above look some like a chair. 

"Tis hoped Miss Ela when she looks will kindly 

And gaze not at its poorness, but with philan- 
thropic eyes. 

And if but five she puts it down, I tell you sure 
as fate 

The recording angel up above will surely give me 

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Ciceronian Society* 

Doubtless the different historians who from year to year 
are called upon to chronicle, for the school annual, the events of 
the Ciceronian society, feel moved to say at the very outset, 
"This has been the best year in the history of the society," so 
the writer for the Index of " ( J7 will discard that statement as 
too commonplace to characterize the record of this year. Cer- 
tain it is that the year in -'Cicero" has been a profitable one. 
Much good, substantial work has been performed by the boys of 
the school, from the humblest beginner in section J, to the most 
exalted member of the senior class. The programs during the 
year have been very strong. The debate has been a prominent 
feature, and many who had never participated in a formal argu- 
ment have, through their work in the Ciceronian society, become 
I wW'^fcev^vioaVciMtfToV skmfdl debaters. The society has been very fortunate in the 

quantity of musical talent which it has possessed. Among those 
who have contributed much to the enjoyment of the programs, by their skill in music, 
are to be mentioned Messrs. Pfeiffer. Wright, Hess, Cook, Stewart, and others. 

As heretofore, one of the most interesting and profitable features of the society's 
work has been the model senate meetings. These were particularly exciting during the 
fall term, when political interest was very intense. A bill for the free coinage of silver 
was discussed with yreat fervor during two meetings of the senate and then defeated at 


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## NAMES OF BOYS ***** 

1 Harold Edmunds. 

37 R. 0. Johnson. 


2 James S. Conard. 

38 Noah Young, 


3 J. H. Aruett, 

39 Forrest Bullock, 


4 Thomas Campton, 

40 W. E. Waterman. 


5 James Young. 

41 Clark Noble, 


7 Herbert Elliott, 

42 John P. Stewart. 


8 Louis Galbreath. 

43 Dalton McDonald. 


9 Frank L. Wilson, 

44 George S. Hoff. 


10 Franklin B. Carson 

45 Solon E. Conard. 


11 Hiram Barkmeier. 

40 George B. Madden. 


12 Ira Pattingill. 

47 Archie Norton.. 


13 A. B. Wolfe. 

48 William F. Cavins. 


14 Tom Barger. 

49 S. C. Clark. 


15 S. J. Brooks, 

50 Reuben Kofoid. 


16 Robert L. Sparks. 

51 Arthur Wilson. 


17 J. B. Morton, 

52 M. F. Pringle, 


18 Solomon H. Dewhirst, 

53 Adam Hummel, 


19 Clyde Burtis. 

54 Orville J. Gunnell. 


■.'ii William Fry. 

55 William Crocker, 


21 Henry McCormick. 

56 Walter Sale, 


22 George M. Palmer, 

57 M. L. Ullensvang. 


23 Willard Lindsay. 

58 William J. Jacob, 


24 Bruce Bright. 

59 Henry Ness. 


jr. i leorge L. Baker. 

60 Martin Morissey. 


26 J. J. Camp. 

61 George W. Solomon. 


(Above '.'>;> Edward Luke. 

62 Ardie Hess, 


27 A B. Hiett. 

63 Roy A. Dillon. 


28 Frank Stewart 

64 Gale Smith. 


29 Howard A. Stotler. 

65 A. D. Hamilton. 


30 John L Pricer, 

66 Albert Rennels. 


31 W. S. Welles, 

67 Roy H. Jones. 


32 Hoy A. Mize, 

68 Joe McKnight. 


i teorge W. Hunt. 

69 Cary Conger. 


34 Stanley T. i 'a\ ins, 

70 W. J. Jeffries, 


35 Frank Patterson. 

71 William Victor. 


36 A E. White. 

72 Edward Weber, 


John C. Hall, 109 

Dillon Burroughs, 110 

Henry Walter, ill 

Alvis J. Marxer. 112 

Henry W. Hausen. 113 

Ralph McGuffln. in 

Walter Pike. un 
Pinis 1. Gammill, 

Fred A. Baker. 115 

Jerome Reidheimer, 116 

H. E. Covey, 117 

Louis H. Klaas. 118 

William F. Nail. 119 

Ira Dodson, 120 

Clarence M. Petty. 121 

Charles T. Bowman. 122 

Walter H. Beam. 123 

Harvey Urban. 124 

W. Webster Hartsell. 125 

Oscar Adams. 126 

Robert F. Doud, 127 

Ira S. Virtue. 128 

Simon E. Naffziger. 129 

George W. Wright. 130 

Frank C. Hayes. 131 

Isaac Cook. 132 

William Hawkes. 133 

John Dewhirst, 134 

Leroy A. Mills. 135 

George F. Pflngsten. 136 

Hy C. Jaeckel. 137 

William E. Bennett. 138 

Thomas D. Miner. 139 

John F. Burton. 140 

John Linnabary. 141 

J. W. Jackson. 1 42 

James W. Wilson, 

Fred E. Carroll. 
Perry Hilyard, 
H. H. Price. 
L. W. Grosscup. 
Aylmer Evans, 
William J. Jaeckel, 
Edward Musskopf. 
Walter Houghland. 
John D. Shoemaker, 
C R. Wakeland. 
H. M. Hilyard. 
J. P. Morrell, 

B. Perkins, 
J. W. Kern. 
Vincent Shinkle. 
Harry Miller. 
George S. Wilson. 
.1. Ward Bloomer, 
David B. Owen. 
Fred Patch. 
Myron D. Taylo 

C. Henry Smith. 
Charles Gott. 
Harry Wilson. 
Russel Damson. 
John E. Shields. 
Charles B. Jackson. 
Charles H. Spencer. 
Harmon Waits. 
Lanson H. Pratt. 
Emery A. Crowl. 
Fred Pfeiffer. 
Robert S. Wynd. 
Guy s. Burtis. 

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the last meeting" in October by a majority relatively as large as that which crushed the 
same principle in the nation on the following Tuesday. Among the prominent Demo- 
cratic leaders were: Price. Miner. Pike, Robinson. Crowl, and Bright. The Republican 
cause was upheld by: Eastwood, Bennett, White, Dewhirst, Dewhirst. Palmer, and many 
others. So popular did the model senate become, that towards the close of the winter term 
an attempt was made to amend the constitution so that the model senate would meet once 
in two weeks instead of once in three weeks, as at present. A very large number were 
in attendance when this amendment was voted upon. A lengthy and spirited discussion 
was held. The "antis" seemed to put forth the best argument, for although at the begin- 
ning of the discussion the majority favored the amendment, the result of the vote was: 
Yeas, 32; nays, 4*. This despite the fact that the amendment counted among its sup- 
porters the gentleman from the law school, and other eloquent speakers Among the 
many excellent speeches made in opposition to the amendment, one by Mr. George Hunt 
stands preeminent for its clear, cool, strong, common-sense presentation of the objec- 
tions to the plan. This speech doubtless won many votes. 

Political excitement has been very high in Cicero this year. There has not been an 
election in which the two parties did not bitterly contest every inch of the ground. 
Though the Liberals have ruled during a greater portion of the time, the elections have 
been very close, the majorities on the head of the ticket running as low as three. In one 
case the election resulted in a tie. Mr. Elliott and Mr. Pfeiffer each receiving 54 votes 
for president. At the second election Mr. Elliott was successful. The following are the 
presidents of the year in their order: H. H. Price. Liberal; J. T. Johnson, Liberal; 
Geo. Baker, Liberal; B. E. Eastwood, Ciceronian; C. H. Elliott. Ciceronian; J. W. Bloomer, 
Liberal. The following are the presidents of the Model Senate: Thomas Miner, Liberal; 
H. H. Price, Liberal; Walter Pike, Liberal. Besides the above named, the following are 
active Ciceronians: Geo. Hunt, John Hall, Clarence Bonnell, Leroy Mills, C. H. Smith, 
and O. R. Wiley. Liberals: Young, Young, Bright, White, Bennett, Crowl, Houghland, 
Dewhirst, Dewhirst. King. 

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Some have been inclined to question the advisibility of permitting politics to play 
so important a part in the society's work, but it has been found that the rivalry between 
the parties is one of the greatest stimulants to growth in the society. During the year 
the system of voting has been greatly improved by the adoption of the Australian ballot 

Other items worthy of mention in this record are the reception given the Ciceronian 
society by the Sapphonian society during the fall term, and the return reception given 
by the Ciceronians on May 14. 

In closing this report, we look back with pride over the work of the year and wish 
for our beloved society many more years of prosperity and usefulness. 

P. S. — iSince the above was written, another election has been held, in which the 
entire Liberal ticket was successful, Mr. Thos. Miner being elected president for the last 
half of the spring term. A. E. W. 

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Vulvas, in one weeVe" 

Vn<b own lectuve,. 

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Sapphonian Society* 

'Emma Anderson, 

-Elma Berry, 

3 May Norwood, 

4 Effie Pike, 

s Edna Fritter, 

e Jessie Gray, 

7 Helena Woltmann, 

"Mamie Fletcher, 

"Edith Mi/.e, 
1 "Elizabeth Hitchcock, 
1 'Emma Lee, 
12 Frances L. Strong, 
13 Nellie Fincham, 
14 Elsie Patterson, 
13 Bertha Mills, 
' 8 EttaHimes, 
1T Berneice Rose, 
18 Luvicy Carter, 
19 Mary E. Fisher, 
20 Josephine Lesem, 
21 Sallie O. Leischner, 
22 Clara Fritter, 
83 Nancy Cooper. 

- 4 Cleora A. Worth, 
25 Mary Hasbrouck, 
26 'Bessie Stevenson, 
28 Jennie Bear, 
27 ClaraSnell, 
2R Laura Burnett, 
2 9 Miss Colby, 
30 Miss Hartman, 
3 'Lizzie Nimmo, 
32 ElizabethHall, 
33 Ida M. Burringame, 
34 Ella Adams, 
3 "'Theresa Ropp, 
36 Ottilie M. Lange, 
37 Fannie E. Morse, 
38 Elma Edmunds. 
39 Adelaide A. Grassman, 
40 Caroline Clark, 
41 Anna Cronin, 
42 Louis Franklin, 
43 Alice F. Phillips, 
44 Estelle Wilson. 

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Sapphonian Society. 

EVERY student in the Normal School must be a member of at least one literary 
society, either the Wrightonian or the Philadelpbian. but those who are num- 
bered among- Sapphonians are so from choice. This means that every member of 
this society is an active member: that each Sapphonian chooses the line of study 
in which she is specially interested and helps and is helped by others of the same taste. 

At present there are five committees regularly at work. — the literature, music, 
woman's work, current history, and athletic. The number of committees is not limited, 
but others may be organized any time the girls feel the need of them. Each member 
may belong to more than one committee, if she chooses. 

The various departments have found their work both profitable and enjoyable the 
past year. Regular meetings are held once in two w T eeks by most of the committees, and 
a program is given at least once a term by each department. 

The literature committee, which is reading the tragedies of Sophocles, has given 
three programs during the year. The first was upon the Attic theater. We found it 
very helpful to study the plan of the theater itself, the relation of the chorus to the play, 
and of the play to Greek life, before our reading began. The second program was a read- 
ing of (Edipus. the King, each member of the committee being assigned some part, and 
the third program was a reading of Antigone. Besides these plays. CEdipus at Colonos 
and Philoctetes have been taken up at the regular committee meetings with Miss Colby, 
which we all enjoy so much. Our year's reading of Sophocles was preceded by a study 
of the Iliad, and will probabty be followed by a year with Euripides. 

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The athletic committee, although a new one, is quite promising". The girls are now 
being initiated into the mysteries of baseball, — as a science, however, and not as an 
art, — and will undoubtedly be able to watch the games with much greater appreciation 
hereafter. Along the historical line, the Olympian games are receiving some attention. 
This phase of the work goes very well with the study of the Greeks done by the litera- 
ture committee. Thus the principle of correlation is not ignored in our course. Miss 
Cook is giving valuable assistance to this committee, and good work is being done. 

The music, woman's work, and current history committees have all given some ex- 
cellent programs. Much of the work done by the department of woman's work has been 
in social science, which in some degree compensates for the lack of a special committee 
in that subject this year. 

Sappho's chief aim is not to please and entertain, but to improve and help. Yet this 
does not imply that we emphasize the intellectual to the exclusion of the social life. 
Ever since Sappho was reorganized on the plan of a woman's club, the social feature has 
been a prominent one. In fact, the social is a regular half-hour's prelude to every pro- 
gram. Then at the beginning of each term all the girls of the school spend a pleasant 
evening together and lay a good foundation for the term's work by getting acquainted. 
In the fall term Sappho gave Cicero a reception, at which all present seemed to have a 
thoroughly good time. In order that all these occasions may be as enjoyable as the one 
this year, Sappho will hereafter try to plan her receptions at a time when Mr. Chase can 
be present to enliven the company. The annual reception which Cicero gives Sappho in 
the spring term is always looked forward to with pleasure, which realization usually 
does not lessen. 

All loyal Sapphonians feel that their work and associations with each other are 
among their most helpful experiences in the institutional life here. Long may Sappho 
prosper and give inspiration to her daughters, who in turn are to be leaders in Sappho- 
nian societies wherever they go. [C.M.S ] 

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THE Index is a chronicle, and the chronicles of the year would be historically and 
lamentably incomplete without some record of happenings of basket-ball. The 
Normalites were initiated into its pleasures and pains in September of '96. This 
was a long-felt want, as up to this time the boys had had their baseball and 
football and the girls had had — nothing". The enterprising girls who inaugurated this 
delightful game will always be known as the "Pioneer Team." By the end of the winter 
term twenty teams had been organized. During the spring term it was not played to so 
great an extent on account of the heat. 

Normal had few games with other schools, as their aim was exercise and not glory. 
They had no reason, however, to be ashamed of the outcome of these few. The games 
and scores were as follows: 


October — Wesleyan first team ti October — High School second team 4 

Normal first team 4 Normal second team 2 

Wesleyan second team November — Wesleyan first team 

Normal second team 2 Normal first team 2 

October — High School first team U Wesleyan second team 2 

Normal first team Normal second team f> 

During the latter part of the winter term all the teams contested for the champion- 
ship of the school. In this contest the team winning the greatest applause of those 
present was probably the "Red and White Team." so called from large bows of red and 
white ribbon which adorned them on this occasion. The "Red and White Team" and 
"Pioneer Team" were unable to score against one another, which necessitated another 
struggle. The fates seemed to favor the "Red and White Team, - ' who rounded out the 
game with a score of twenty-three to eight, thus gaining for t. em the title of champions 
of the year. The player most worthy of mention in any team was Miss Margaret An- 
drews, the pride of the "Red and White Team." Her ability to catch any ball within 

Pati(>j(jra / L>/i My <* J/c. Co. 

Basket-ball Team of I.S.N.U. 
Elizabeth Hall. Jessie Turnbull. Rachel Crouch, Elizabeth Hitchcock. 

Goal Thrower Goal Throne] Rusher Rushe: 

Minnie Herringtori, Maude Corson. Frank Dillon. Alice Sikkema. Martha McNaughton. 

Rusher Guard Coach Center (Captain] Substitute 

Margaret Andrews. Rachel Staten. Theresa Ropp. 

Rusher Mascot Guard 

Winners in Tournament. Winter Term, '»7. 

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twenty feet of her in any direction, her quick judgment, her true aiming in throwing the 
ball, caused praise to be sung to her name by everyone. The only way to get ahead of 
her was to get her "rattled." 

Many a time have the girls held their breath in their sleep as they seemed to see the 
ball spin "round and "round the rim of the basket, and then, as if to defy them, calmly 
drop on the outside. Then the dream changed. They seemed to be in a geometry class. 
Suddenly the sphere, about which they were stating geometrical truths, turned into a 
basketball. First it rose high up, and then there was sinking — but alas! "twas not the 
ball, but only Professor Felmley's pencil to put down a five. The poor, haunted dreamer 
would groan and turn over, to be confronted by the basket-ball rolling about among 
Latin verbs or pedagogical researches. 

Despite all this, the girls will always remember with pleasure their good times in 
the gymnasium; and ever will Mr. Dillon rise up before them, smiling at some particu- 
larly brilliant play, or frowning disdainfully as he cries. "Both on the same side."' to 
two girls struggling for the ball. 

How enjoyable were the times with the apparatus after the basket-ball hour was 
over. Then would the girls come flying down on ropes and ladders from the gallery 
above, amid screams and laughter. Most popular of all at first were the rings, and the 
girl who could go all the way down without pushing was exalted in the eyes of all. Grad- 
ually the favor turned to the slippery pole, the parallel bars, and the turning pole. 
Some of the girls managed to jump nearly four feet, and felt quite proud of their feat 
(feet). The horse was a general favorite. Ask some of the athletic girls the name of the 
person who never could get her feet through the horse (r-A-g-s-i-e). Ask in what delight- 
ful way they got down from the turning-pole when it was too high to jump; espe- 
cially (e-r-e-t-P-t-s). Ask any basket-ball player how long there will ring in their 
ears the piercing cry of ,- Min! Min! Min!** from M-r-a-e-A-d-e-s. Don't ask anyone how 
often "That's my ball,"' came from a-s-W-i-e. Speak to Miss Turnbull or Estelle Baker, 
if you would like to learn the art of throwing the ball in the basket. 

The pet yell of the Normalites in their games with other schools was: 

"Hippity! hippity! hippity! hop! 
Normal! Normal! right on top. 
Hippity! hippity! hippity! whoop! 
in the soup." 

Basket Ball Team of I.S.N.U. 

Daisy White. 


Blanche Aldrich. 


Elsie Patterson, 

Goal Thrower 

Helen Taylor. 

Goal Thrower 

Henrietta Pitts, 


Bessie Stevenson, 

Guard (Captain) 

Secured second place in tournament, Pall Term '97. 

Margaret Wallace, 


Alice Phillips, 


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v?* w?* t^* (^* w^* t^* 

This is Mr. Wiley. 

What is he doing - ? 

0. he is sitting on the fence. 

Is he waiting for someone? 

Yes, he waits on the fence sometimes. 

Isn't that nice of him? I wonder what he is 
thinking about now. How forlorn he looks. Is 
Mr. Wiley a good friend of someone's? 

O, yes; you must see them sometime. 

O! O!! There they come now. A tall girl 
and a short girl. I wonder who thev are? 

Mr. Wiley 








, girl 




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THE coming' of the bluebirds indicates the introduction of baseball into University 
circles, and the present spring' is no exception. The contestants for the team 
have been many and it can be safely said they are the best who have ever made 
the endeavor to gain honors upon the team. Each day has been taken advantage of, and 
when the final choice came for the team it was no easy matter to make the selection. 
But the best of spirit prevailed, and the vanquished await with patience the time when 
the}' will be the vanquishers. The association is backed by a greater membership than 
ever before. The faculty and students have given their heartiest cooperation to the 
enterprise, and this alone has made the undertaking a success. Never before has the 
spirit been so high. All are alive to the necessity of a good ball team and are doing their 
best to elevate the standard. A coach has been supplied who understands the game. 
Heretofore Normal's baseball has been conducted in a loose manner, but this year the 
board of control obtained the services of Mr. George Green, who knows baseball and is 
interested in the success, of Normal's "white stockings." Two hours are spent each day 
in practice, during which he as coach has complete control and gives them the discipline 
which is necessary to win. 

Normal's baseball nine will meet all comers. Last year's record, considering the 
disadvantage to which the team was placed early in the season, was a success; but this 
year's team, assisted by veterans H. and A. Wilson, Moulton, Stewart, Taylo, Price, and 
Morton and under the excellent discipline of Coach Green, will try to surpass all pre- 
vious endeavors in baseball. H. P. 

James Young demonstrates a problem: "This is right, this is right, this is right, 
therefore — by ging, that is right." 

Base Ball Team, J 897. 

( treen. 

A Wilson. 







H. Wilson. 


Ta\ I- 

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Track Athletics* 

Until about two years ago all our athletics 
consisted of baseball and football. During- the 
spring- term of '95-96, those interested in track 
sports started what was known as field day. 
Those students who competed successfully in 
any of the athletic events on these field days, 
received for their efforts some prize. These 
prizes were given by the merchants and trades- 
men of the cities of Normal and Bloomington. 
These gifts served as a sort of advertising- 
scheme for the merchants, and thus they hoped 
to be remunerated. 

During the last two years in which we have 
had field events, such events have been a de- 
cided suceess in every way. The records made were good, and compare favorably with 
those made at more noted colleges. Many of our students come from the farm, and it 
may be said that these generally make the best athletes; for their early training gives 
them endurance, strength, and determination. 

Track Team. 





Watermann. Evans. Bloomer. 

Conger. Robisort. 

Morrell. Cavins. Dillon. 



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Faculty Game* 

Big game 

About to play 

And "Section A. 

Great game. 

Quite a treat. 
Wonder now 

Who will beat? 


At the bat; 
Hit the ball. 

Where's it at? 

Welles caught it, 
That's the way: 

Whoop, hurrah 
For Section A! 


Bruised the ball: 
Out on first, 

That was all. 

One more — 

Van Liew, 
Bad luck, 

Went out too. 

Side out 

That will do; 

Looking blue. 

Welles fouled. 
Caught 'im out: 

Hunt hit, 

Mighty shout. 

Another strike, 

Hot chase: 
Man failed 

To reach the base. 

Hoff to bat. 

Stood nigh 
Watched tbe strikes 

Going by. 

Struck out. 

Side retired. 
Hot game, 

Much admired. 


Big man, 
Hits the ball 

When he can. 

Wise men — 

Ball adepts. 
One adopts 

The formal steps. 

Third base, 

Runner's spurt; 
Van Liew 

In the dirt. 

Out and in 
Pretty quick; 

Scores now 
Getting thick. 

Good man 

In the box; 
Many strikes, 

Few knocks. 

Hall played 

Behind the bat; 
Puts 'em out 

Pretty pat. 

The angle man 

In the field 
Caught a fly; 

Crowd squealed. 

Coaching first. 

No harm — 
Go down 

With his arm! 

Game done, 
Sakes alive! 

Faculty 6 
To 25! 

W. S. W. 


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Grammar School* 

THIS department is pleasantly located on the upper floor of the Practice School 
building-. The large and elegantly finished assembly room, together with the 
sunshine which streams into the south windows, make it an inviting and cheer- 
ful place. Any one who doubts that this is a real live school needs only to become ac- 
quainted with the boys and girls, the young men and young women who daily assemble 
here, to have his doubts removed. 

The pupils may be placed in three groups. The Grammar group consists of the 
sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The pupils get a good common school education and 
are fitted for the High School. The Preparatory group are given a thorough drill in the 

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common branches and fitted for the Normal School. The High School class consists of 
pupils who have completed the work in the grades and are pursuing High School studies. 

The tuition is $9.50 for the fall, and $7.75 for the winter and spring months respec- 
tively. Pupils of the sixth grade pay only $15 a year; or $6.00 for the fall term and $4.50 
for the winter and spring terms respectively. 

Pupils are admitted from other schools by examination and on their previous records 
and placed where, in the judgment of the principal, they can do the best work. Pro- 
motions are made whenever pupils are capable of doing well the work of an upper grade. 

Each year finds some changes and additions to the course of study. This year sys- 
tematic science work has been placed in each grade. Two terms of Elementary Geom- 
etry have been substituted for two terms of Arithmetic in the seventh grade. In the 
eighth grade two terms of Algebra for two terms of Arithmetic. Instruction in Physical 
Culture is given both girls and boys daily. Likewise instruction in Vocal Music is given 
a part of an hour every day. Drawing, and water color in the spring term, find their 
place in each day's work. 

The pupils find pleasure and recreation in the literary programs which they give 
from time to time, in basket-ball in the winter months, and in baseball football, and 
tennis during their respective seasons. A. H. M. 


The watchword of Prof. Melville has served from 
September until June. It reminds us of a quotation 
from a favorite poet, "and every word of its jubilant 
tongue was system, system, system." 

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The Library. 

PERHAPS the most popular place about the institution is the library. It is visited 
by more people and during more hours in the day than any other department of 
the school. Our students are gaining in appreciation of our facilities for refer- 
ence work, and are reading more and learning more than ever before. Ever 
since the library has been organized a few have appreciated it and used it constantly; 
now the majority of the students take advantage of this greatest of aids for school work, 
society work, and general culture. Last year the circulation of books outside the read- 
ing room was 25.000, and this year it has been 30,000 volumes. 

Not only has the library grown in popularity; it has increased its number of vol- 
umes and improved its methods of work. During the past year 47(3 bound volumes and 
600 pamphlets have been added, so that the total number of books is 10,476, and of 
pamphlets is 3,100. The system of apprenticeship has been enlarged, so that there are 
now five unpaid apprentices besides the five regular assistants. Some of the younger 
members of the practice school are doing this work very satisfactorily. 

Although the library has advance! very rapidly since its organization, the prospects 
are good for a still greater improvement. The crowded condition of the present quarters 
in the main building will be greatly improved when the new gymnasium building is com- 
pleted. The whole of the first floor will provide plenty of space and splendid light, and 
will be greatly appreciated by both librarian and students. 

Another new feature has been the establishment of a library committee, consisting 
of the heads of the departments. This committee suggests desirable books to be pur- 
chased, and so avoid any useless expenditure of the funds. 

May the library continue to prosper as it has in the past, and may its influence be 
the means of starting other libraries in the smaller schools throughout the state, and so 
may many more children learn to live in the great world of books. J. G. B. 

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The Vidette- 

THE school paper is a fountain of interest and enthusiasm for all other student 
enterprises. It is the one to which all others contribute, and from which they 
draw new inspiration. It rallies the students to the support of the various organ- 
izations of the school, and then in turn draws from them its own life and importance. 

Being' thus a common doorway to all these secondary institutions, and a constant 
stimulant and support to each, as well as a true exponent of the real character of the 
school. The Vidette has to each class of its readers a value beyond our power to estimate. 
By it the new student is early made familiar with the vast privileges of the school and 
is urged to make the best use of them. The society worker or the athletic enthusiast 
here finds encouragement and guidance, and is afforded an opportunity to appeal to his 
fellows for support. Former members of the school, whether graduates or undergrad- 
uates, find in the columns of The Vidette much that delights them and that renews their 
loyalty to the school, and especially to the literary societies. 

While thus through this medium, The Vidette, the different classes of students and 
the various departments of the school are acting and reacting upon each other, with so 
much harmony and mutual benefit, the paper itself is becoming a record of the life of the 
school; more natural than any historian could picture, for it is the "fruit" by which we 
are to judge and know the tree. We are thus unconsciously revealing to the world about 
us our peculiar characteristics as a school in a manner that can not be misunderstood or 
mixed with prejudice. 

Since we value The. Vidette so highly as the organ of the school, we are truly proud 
of its present standing; we are glad that in each year of our acquaintance with it we 
are able to descry marks of improvement, and surely the past year has been no excep- 
tion. The number of special issues during the year, considering the excellencies of each, 

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is certainly a mark of improvement. The athletic number, with its full-page pictures 
and its full list of notes and articles on the various phases of athletics, was very much 
appreciated, and was surely a strong stimulant to that association. The Y.M.C.A. num- 
ber will be preserved by all who received it for the valuable material it contained. The 
annual contest number, by its artful criticisms of the productions, served as consolation 
to the defeated and a real help to all interested. Among all the special numbers, per- 
haps none will be prized so highly, and certainly none are so handsome, as the inter- 
state oratorical contest number. With its beautiful colored pictures, and cuts of the 
orators and of the different school buildings represented in the league, also the orations 
and notes on the contest, it is a treasure that every Normalite is proud of. This is 
evidenced by the fact that, including those sent to other schools of the Inter-state 
League, there were published and sold over twelve hundred extra copies, besides the 
seven hundred sent to regular subscribers. The commencement number, yet to be pub- 
lished, will make the fifth special issue of this year. 

Certainly Mr. Welles, the editor-in-chief, deserves much credit for his splendid efforts 
to make The Vidette the live and spirited paper that it is. With his jovial and purely 
original style and his earnest and fearless manner he has succeeded in making the 
editorial columns of great interest and value. The literary productions have been 
largely by the students. The society and athletic notes have been full and very helpful, 
the association notes have been well edited, and the local, undergraduate, and alumni 
notes have been very complete. The business department has been skillfully managed 
by Mr. Fred Patch. Notwithstanding the scarcity of money and the extra expense of 
the special issues, he will leave the finances of the paper better than he found them. The 
alumni editor. Mr. A. H. Melville, the exchange editor, Mr. C. M. Echols, the association 
editor, Mr. Clarence Bonnell, the society editor, Miss Elizabeth Hall, and the local 
editors, Mr. Geo. L. Baker and Miss Alice Watson, all deserve much credit and the grat- 
itude of the entire Vidette reading host for the very excellent paper that they have 
given us. J. P. 

Vidette Staff. 

A. H. Melville. Alumni. C. M. Echols. Exchange. Geo. L. Baker, Local. 

Elizabeth Hall. Society. Alice Watson, Local. 

Fred G. Patch, Business M'g'r. W. S. Welles, Editor-in-chief. 

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The Oratorical Contest. 

THE spirit of oratory at the I. S.N. U. has been greatly intensified during the 
past year, due, perhaps, more to the "Beach Prize" than anything else. On 
Friday, February 13, it was found necessary to hold a preliminary contest, as 
there were more applicants for the local contest than the constitution specifies. 
The orations had been previously marked on thought and composition, and when the 
grades on the delivery of recitations given at the preliminary contest were averaged, it 
was the decision of the judges that Messrs. Pike, Covey. Palmer, White, Wolfe, and 
Echols were to contest on Saturday. February 27. to determine who should be our win- 
ner and representative at Emporia. 

Although not greeted by as large an audience as our orators deserved, an enthu- 
siastic company gathered in Normal Hall to hear the contestants. 

Mr. Pike, although having the disadvantage of coming first, by his earnest and de- 
cided manner showed in his oration, "The Civil Value of Man," that the tendency of 
all nations has been toward a republican form of government. 

Mr. Covey followed him, with "Kings Among Men." Mr. Covey contended that "He is 
king among men who toils faithfully and honestly for his fellow men, and his country." 
"The Future of Cuba," by A. E. White, was well delivered, and listened to attentively. 
The next speaker was Mr. Wolfe. In his oration, "Environment and Heredity," Mr. Wolfe 
showed logically and clearly that man's life is shaped both by environment and heredity. 

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Mr. Wolfe's production won for him first rank in thought and composition, and he won 
second rank in deliver}-. Mr. Palmer's oration. "True to Self," was well written, and 
pointed out that whatever else one might be, he ought to be true to self, and be a man. 
The "Destiny of Religion," by Mr. Echols, was the last oration given. His easy manner, 
his voice, and his strong, earnest delivery won for him first place in delivery. As his 
oration received second rank in thought and composition, he tied Mr. Wolfe for first rank. 
Resorting to the method of percentages, Mr. Echols was found to be winner, and the 
representative from Illinois to Emporia. After the intellectual feast, the judges on de- 
livery, members of the faculty, members of the alumni, the oratorical board, and a few 
undergraduates met in the drawing room to enjo} 7 the physical feast which had been pro- 
vided. President Cook gave the address of welcome, and Mr. J. J. Sheppard replied to 
it. The judges on delivery, Messrs. Inglis, Goodrich, and Glover, each made a few re- 
marks, and the opinion of each was that the contest had been a decided success. They 
were pleased to know that our orators had a natural and not an assumed delivery. Our 
toastmaster, Mr. G. W. Reily, called upon Mr. Flemming to respond to "Oratory.;" Mr. 
Melville, "A Daniel;" Mr. Sutherland, "Remnants;" Mr. Templeton, "What These Walls 
Have Heard." Each made an enjoyable talk, and Mr. Beach, in reply to the call of Mr. 
Reily, said he truly appreciated the welcome that had been given him, and in a few 
words told of his connection with the first oratorical association, and his heartfelt in- 
terest in our work Mr. Echols and Mr. Pelmley each said a few words expressing their 
hopes for our representative in Kansas. The evening was thus pleasantly and profitably 
spent, and to those who were in attendance it cannot help giving a greater inspiration 
for our work in the future. A. R. M. 

June 7-8.— James Young and Miss Co-th were seen on the streets searching for a 


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"I*ve lived here in Normal for twenty odd seasons, 
I've scraped off the steps and swept up with the 
broom : 
I've picked up the rubbers and paraphernalia 
And tried to keep order in the girls' dressing- 

"If I do not report the awful disorder, 
And carry the hats to the President, too, 

The President scolds: if I carry out orders 
I hear from the girls! Oh, what shall I do? 

•If left to themselves, the boys in the basement 
Take down a good map for a tablecloth fine: 

If I stay there to watch them I miss my own dinner: 
Oh, what shall I do, and when shall I dine? 


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One day as I wandered I heard a complaining. 
And saw the poor janitor the picture of gloom: 

He glared at the mud in the hall— it was raining — 
And this was his wail as he wielded his broom: 

"O life is a toil and love is a trouble. 
And beauty will fade and riches will flee. 

And pleasures they dwindle and prices they double, 
And nothing is just what it ought to be. 

"In March it is mud, it's slush in September: 
In summer it's dust till one cannot rest. 

I always am cleaning, no matter what season; 
I'm becoming so tired, it's no longer a jest. 

"You'd never believe unless you'd behold it. 

The amount of the mud which the students can 
They never remember unless plainly told it, 

That mud should come off on the'scraper outside. 

"In spite of the sixty-odd-acre grass matting 
Which President Cook has furnished out doors, 

The students persist in bringing in samples 
Of good Normal mud which sticks to the floors. 

"Last night in my dreams I was stationed forever 
On a bare little isle in the midst of the sea: 

My one chance of life was a ceaseless endeavor 
To sweep off the dirt as it swept over me. 

"Alas! 'tis no dream! Again I behold it: 
I yield: I am helpless my fate to avert." 

He hung up his broom, his apron he folded, 
Then lay down and died and was bim'cd in dirt. 

E H. 

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Club Stewards ♦ 

THE good old days of club stewards are slowly going; that is to say, the club stew- 
ards now have no such good times as in bygone years, when some of the boys 
would get a big valise and go down to the "Y," fill the big valise full of track 
ballast and themselves full of expectation and anticipation of the good laugh they would 
have when they carried out the little plan. Those boys used to get on the first train 
going to Normal and then get ready a new student look for some of those new club stew- 
ards whose chief characteristic was brass. Can*t you see him chuckle as he tries to 
move that valise full of ballast with his footy He is like the fat man walking along the 
road and every minute or two bursting out into a great windy roar of laughter, slapping 
his knees and poking himself in the ribs in the wonderful ecstacy of his present exist- 
ence. Can't you see the seeming new student with his big grip:' 

He gets to Normal and is a willing victim to the most grasping club steward he can 
attract. Of course the scheme is known to the select. Mr. Club Steward is in the middle 
of his glory,— he's got a new man. The part of the scheme I have not mentioned is the 
point of choosing at the same time one that has a club nowhere near. 

That is wonderful exercise for the poor fellow; but he doesn't mind, and finally, 
after sprinkling the sidewalk for the last three or four blocks, and having water running 
down his neck like the sweat on an iron water-pipe in summer, they arrive at the club. 
About the time the steward has gotten enough air to satisfy him for a half minute 
or so, he sees some of his friend club stewards coming up the walk— a forlorn and disap- 
pointed set. He wants nothing more to make him in high spirits, and he is smiling his 
broadest when one of the others suddenly recognizes an old friend in the new student. 
The smile straightened out so quickly that it left long white streaks on his face. You 
could almost hear it go. 

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Mr. New Student must go with his friend. He can't possibly stay. The friends 
can't hold in any longer; they take the sprinter's code, "get ready; on your marks; get 
set," and at the opening click of the big valise they are off. The railroad ballast and 
mixed epithets sprinkle the sidewalk behind the sprinters. Do you think that man was 
mad? He wouldn't even keep the valise, but tried to kick a hole in it as it headed for 
the street. There were jokes in those days. 

That is one of the many jokes that used to be perpetrated. The great joke now is 
the little one of coming along just in time to walk off with a new boarder while two other 
stewards wrangle over whose she is. Wonderful how some people lay claim to what they 
have never seen before. I don't blame her for accepting the kind invitation to come and 
board with another gentleman, do you"? 50 — 525. That reminds one of the division made 
by the monkey in the famous old story. 

As I said, the good old days of being club steward now are going. Every one is too 
grasping for place, people, and plenty to allow much opportunity for pleasant associa- 
tions. It is quite rarely that two stewards get along well together now for any length 
of time. They are so afraid they will miss a chance to be the first to ask a lady if she 

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is going to Normal that they almost fall over each other, trying to get farthest up the 

I wonder if Noah Young has gotten over his trip to the Y yet/ 

The funniest thing- that happened this year was when two enthusiastic members of 
clubs got Mr. Hann by the arms on either side and tried to pursuade him to accompany 
either of them. Of course Mr. Hann thought they meant business, and so squared off 
and asked in mild tones for an explanation of their familiarity. It came quickly from 
both, for both wantel the new man, and then there was confusion again. 

The greatest game of the year is chasing trains and getting sat upon by some fair 
one, who thinks and speaks in slang phrases, thus: "You have brought your cheek 
along," and "you have plenty of gall. ' 

The club steward has a chance to mark character pretty well, because the new 
students are themselves in all their glory of green and gold— two things you will find 
in the new student— before they know any one and act more circumspectly. The new 
members of school bring such a freshness with them. W. S. W. 

Tell me not the man that slumbers 
Is the brightest man of all. 

He's the one the matron numbers 
For th^ after breakfast call. 

He's the one that eats the remnants 
And has to squeeze the coft'ee-pot: 

He's the one that missed the pancakes. 
With the maple syrup hot. 

Then you notice how his hand shakes 
As he hands again his cup: 

He's the one that eats the leavings— 
The one who can't get up. 

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The Practice School 

Our Practice School this year has been of more 
practical use and has touched more of the young" 
teachers of Illinois than in any previous year 
of its history. It is the actual truth that a great 
number of applicants for classes have been 
put off for one and sometimes two whole terms 
because there were no classes left for them. 
Then a great many are doing observation work 
&"* and special work with a few backward pupils. 
The earnest and untiring endeavor of the heads 

of departments of the practice school has resulted in great strides for some of the pupils. 

Off in one corner you may find an earnest young man or young woman working a whole 

hour with a backward pupil, that he may be up to his class work the next day. Nearly 

every teacher has an observer. Especially is 

this true during the present spring term. 

The work in all the practice school seems 

to be more definitely planned and to be more 

systematically arranged than in former years. 

Dr. C. C. VanLiew, who took Dr. Charles Mc- 

Murry's place last fall, and his assistants, Mrs. 

McMurry in the primary. Miss Maud Valen- 
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Tim ."IWBaA 

tvq ^fvends how von maVe 
(The 4og Mes H'i» opportunity to Kelp.J 

the grammar department, deserve much praise 
for the close and effectual supervision they 
have done the past year. 

Not supervision alone has built up the 
unity of the work. It has been done in a large 
measure by the united teachers' meetings, ob- 
servers' meetings, and the monthly parents' 

The plan of critique lessons, introduced a 
few years ago, has been continued with the change from one for each department even- 
week to one for each department every three weeks. The whole corps of teachers are 
enabled to see the work in all departments, and many take advantage of it. Then on 
each Monday evening at 3:10 the lesson is discussed. 

This is the plan: All teachers and observers meet at the above stated hour for a 
general conference. The monitors for play ground, basement, and various halls and 
doors are appointed by the head of each department, each having a special part of the 
monitorship to see to. the appointees to serve the ensuing week, until next teachers' 
meeting. The opportunity is then given for any question to be brought up concerning 
the general work of the school. If you wish to 
match plans of school conduct with the Doctor' 
noAv's your time. All cases of misunderstand- 
ing the work and questions of conduct are set- 
tled at this time. 

All but those interested in the last practice 
Lesson are excused, and the others remain to 
go over the ground carefully. Two persons 
have been appointed, one to write up a criti- v 


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cism on the method and another on the subject 
matter, another keeps a record of questions 
asked and answered, giving- the questions put 
to and answered by each pupil. In this way- 
there is a close and thoughtful criticism instead 
of the fragmentary sort that comes when no one 
has put a second thought upon the lesson until 
the hour for teacher"s meeting. These written 
papers are a good means of bringing the same 
, n ,««t problems before all the teachers. The idea of 
unity thus literally saturates the work of the 
Practice School. The work of observation has been gradually systematized until now 
there is no haphazard discussion of teacher's aims and worksfbut every one knows just 
what he is to look for and talk about. Ti.en the weekly meetings of observers affords 
excellent opportunity fur discussing the important questions that arise as to method and 
purpose, etc. The work is greatly for the 
freedom of the child in all surroundings and 
before all his problems. 

The work down stairs is divided into pri- 
mary and intermediate. Each of these is again 
divided into first and second. The number of 
children in the first intermediate under care 
of Mr. Chas. Allen is 4(i; in the second inter- 
mediate, under Mr. C. M. Echols, is 62; the tirst 
primary, with Miss Dillon, is 34; and the second 
primary, with Miss King, is 38; making a total 
attendance of 180 in the five grades. 

The Practice School deserves much praise 
for the close, secure work done in this year. 

W. S. W. 


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^B<vad as [\j_ appease 

H. WlUon, 

I. S. N. U. Band. 

OP THE various student organizations connected with the University the I S N U 
Band is one of the most creditable. Its history begins with the fall of '92 when! 
under the leadership of Mr. T. A. Helliyer, that gifted cornetist. the foundation 
of this musical project was laid. 
As in all of our other enterprises, the faculty and students came forward with lib- 
eral contributions, which were expended in the purchase of a set of dmnTs which now 
constitute the entire capital stock of the band. For two years the bancTflouri' 1 e 1 u 
in the following two years it could not be maintained, owing to the fact that the T music 
haJa n iwav e s bee^ had no means of supplying themselves with instVumentl T £ 
has always been the great drawback to a successful band, and strongly sureests the 
necessity of a fund for this purpose, such as we find in a number of our sSe? institu 
tions which accounts for their excellent success along this line 

The present organization was effected last fall term by Mr. L. H. Pratt and through 
Ins zealous efforts it now enjoys an unprecedented prosperity. tnrou^n 

The I.S.N.U. Band. 

Solomon, Smith, A. Wilson. Burroughs, Hausen. Pratt. H. Wilson. 

Snare Drum Tuba 1st Tenor 1st Alto 2d B Hat B fiat B flat Claronet 

Gammill. Lindsav. Hayes, Miller. Karch, Palmer. Gunnell. 

Base Drum Baritone 3d Tenor Solo Alto B Hat E flat Piccolo 

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Prof. Brown has kindly consented to assume the leadership, and it goes without 
saying- that under such a leader progress and success must be the result. 

The proficiency of its members makes it possible to render a high yrade of modern 
selections, and in consequence thereof its services have been solicited on the societv pro- 
grams, at the campus athletics, and at society sociables. In this connection we may 
also mention serenades. 

Oft in the stilly night have the members of the faculty been aroused from their ped- 
agogical dreams to a belief that they were being transported into a land of eternal hap- 
piness by an angelic host of trumpeters. Many a tennis group and twilight stroller has 
been moved to ecstacy by the evening rehearsals upon the campus. 

One of the principle events of its year's historv was the participation in the prize 
contest at the carnival, held in Bloomington. May 2D. In this the members assumed 
the motley characters of Uncle Sam and his family. So well did each play his part that 
they succeeded in capturing the second prize. Following is the cast: 

Dillon — Swine-'aced drum major. 

Smith —Uncle Sam: played an "everlasting solo" on the street car. to the annoy- 
ance of the women. 

Lindsay — Female Jap: lost his mouth-piece. 

Oarlock— J ack Tar: tried to blast a rock with his "slide" feeling for low "G." 

Art. Wilson— Uncle Reuben Hayseed: played his part very naturally. 

Hayes— Feit man: the center of all attraction. 

Burroughs— Cowboy; the favorite of young America. 

Hansen — Weary Waggles; broke the ranks for a "hand-out." 

Palmer— Rain-in-the-Face; a hideous sight he was. 

Pratt— Soldier; the kind of fellows that U. S. will send to Cuba. 

Karch— Without much disguise, ably represented Germany. 

Harry Wilson— Athlete; one of those that play on the I.S.N. U. ball team. 

Brown— Dude; caught the eyes of all the ladies with that spike-tailed coat and 

Miller and Gunnell— Colored Folks; had lots of company among the bystanders. 

Gammill — French; strength gave out on the drum. 

Solomon— Irishman: was mistaken by Pat Maloney as his long lost brother. 

The prospects for a band next school year are very bright, and with a stronger 
support by the faculty and students its success is assured." C. A. K. 

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Club Life* 

CLUBS are of various kinds and dispositions. Some have helped people to fame and 
some have helped them to the graveyard. Some have assisted the executive de- 
partment of our municipal governments and are called billies. Some, in the 
hands of muscular Normalites, have helped them to honor on the baseball dia- 
mond. One I have in mind has become historical. It was in the tragedy where the In- 
dian executioner acted the part of the villain. J. Smith, the hero, and Pocahontas, the 
heroine. But the club that is uppermost in my mind is an eating club, or club for the 
annihilation of eatables. This was a remarkable success, whereas the historical club 
aforenamed was not. for the reason that the hero didn't marry the heroine. It is of the 
successful club that I wish to speak. In the mind's eye one sees an eating club as a place 
where, three times a day, congregate a few doleful specimens of the genus homo that were 
left over (from the matrimonial market). Also in this mental picture we see codfish, oat- 
meal, baker's bread, butterine, black coffee, tolerably good eggs, and hash, which, like 
faith, is the '-substance of things hoped tor, the evidence of things not seen." 

Now the club that I have in mind as a sample copy was not comi^osed of people 
whose unattractiveness and antiquity were their chief characteristics. Codfish were 
allowed to perform the mission for which they were placed in the sea. viz: to salt it. Oat. 
meal was present occasionally, but was so palatable that we were glad when our neigh- 
bor was absent, so that we could be "twice glad" over two dishes. Coffee was a delicious 
brown and hash was "non-est." Moreover, the milk and butter were real cow fruit. 

If any idiosyncracies were manifested by any member of the club it soon became pain 
fully apparent to him that he might better have left them at home. 

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If large words were used, pocket dictionaries were anxiously consulted by those who 
possessed such. The usual res. It was ''not in it," meaning" the dictionary. 

In fact to get funny at our club was almost as dangerous a proceeding as to criticise 
a teacher in the I.S.N.U. The result was the same, viz: "Called down." 

If one was unusually loquacious some one would soon act tired, and several dishes 
that he might use to fill the oriface beneath his nose, were passed to him in hot succes- 
sion, in spite of earnest "no, thank you's." 

Others would remark as to what a sheep loses when it bleats, etc. 

Such treatment was usually efficacious in even chronic cases. 

We usually had the best of sauces, hunger, and if the variety of food didn't furnish 
the spice, the variety of talk did 

A fellow who said he came by rail to Bloomington, and then walked to Normal, was 
immediately asked: "What kind of a rail':'" 

Some one else remarks that he hadn't smelt any tar. a third saying that he supposed 
the feathers he found between the two towns came from another kind of goose. 

A smartie asks a very modest girl at his right what four-legged animal came from 
the skies on cloudy days. She said she didn't know, but modest girl number two at his 
left, says: "Do tell." Pretending to be abashed, he says pointedly: "The rain, dear." 
(reindeer) with unnecessary emphasis on the "dear." 

The next thing in order was to call the smartie down. 

A person who perpetrated a joke of this kind usually did it at the close of the meal, 
with his pie in one hand and his life in the other, for the time of his death was at hand. 

In fact the person with a jellyfish anatomy had better remain away from the I.S.N.U.. 
as dangers of this kind are frequent and direful to an individual of the above named 

He had better remain under the guardian eye of his parents, and be a "hewer of wood 
and a drawer of water." than to attempt to face a danger of this kind if he be unable to 
cope with it. 

Verily, it is more dangerous to "flunk" under a fire of roasts than in geometry, even 
ur.der David. H. S. 

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This is the team of '97. 

This is the man that played in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

This is the man that fame deserves, 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the teani of '97. 



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This is the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man who fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

This is the man who stood on second 
Who jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
After the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man who fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks. 
In the team of '1)7. 

This is the man that sat on third 
When the ball went by and he never heard 
The yell of the man who stood on second 
And jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
After the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man that fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

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This is the man who played short-stop 
That chased the ball with a lively hop 
That passed the man that sat on third 
When the ball went by and he never heard 
The yell of the man who stood on second 
That jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
After the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man that fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

This is the man who fielded right 
And marked the ball in its winged flight 
Over the man who played short-stop 
And chased the ball with a lively hop 
That passed the man that sat on third 
When the ball went by and he never heard 
The yell of the man who stood on second 
And jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
After the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man that fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '!!". 


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This is the center fielding man 
Who catches the ball whenever he can 
If it isn't too near the man on right 
Who marked the ball in its winged flight 
Over the man who played short-stop 
And chased the ball with a lively hop 
That passed the man that sat on third 
When the ball went by and he never heard 
The yell of the man that stood on second 
And jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
Alter the man that held first base' 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man that fame deserves 
That caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

This is the man of left fielding fame 
Who lost the ball and ended the game 
When it had passed the center fielding man 
Who catches the ball whenever he can 
If it isn't too near the man on right 
Who marks the balls in their winged flight 
Over the man who played short-stop 
And chased the ball with a lively hop 
That passed the man that sat on third 
When the ball went by and he never heard 
The yell of the man who stood on second 
And jumped and hollered and wildly beckoned 
Alter the man who held first base 
Who after the ball gave merry chase 
When thrown by the man who fame deserves 
Thai caught the wild and terrible curves 
Of the man that played so well in the box 
And cheated the fellows out of their knocks 
In the team of '97. 

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The Emporia Contest* 


On May 1, 1897, according to a certain gen- 
tleman who frequently engages in very flowery 
speech, there occurred at Emporia. Kansas, 
'•the greatest oratorical contest of the nine- 
teenth century." I think that all of us who 
were present will agree that the contest was 
one of the oratorical triumphs of the century, 
and stands as a bright page in the annals of 
her history. The contest was the annual con- 
test of the Inter- state League of State Normal 
Schools, composed of the states of Illinois, 
Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kansas. The 
best orator from each of these states appeared 
in the arena of the far West to win. Every- 
body couldn't win. but it is generally conceded 
that the best man did. 

The Emporia people had spared no effort to 
make this contest a grand success. The dele- 
gates from each state were given headquarters 
in some one of the society halls and the school 
auditorium. Albert Taylor hall was hand- 
somely decorated. I think we may truly say, 


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with our Emporia friends, that their hall is one of the finest school auditoriums in the 
West. It was here that the representatives of the five states contended in -'a contest of 
brains.'" as President McArdle put it. 

At exactly 8:23 p.m. the contestants and the Inter-state League officers stepped upon 
the stage. President Taylor, of the Kansas State Normal, introduced M. W. McArdle. 
president of the Inter-state League, as the presiding officer of the evening. He made a 
few remarks appropriate to the occasion, and the contest began. 

The orations were all very excellent, but to fully appreciate them, of course, they 
must be heard. 

"The Waterloo of Youth*' was perhaps one of the best 
delivered orations of the evening. The speaker chose the 
famous Waterloo of history as the basis for the consideration 
of a critical period in youth and its subsequent bearing. His 
treatment in this comparison was good, but his entire theme 
was lacking in composition which embodied harmony. It was, 
no doubt, his thought and composition that led the judges to 
rank him fifth. 

With "The Destiny of Religion,** by Chester M. Echols, 
the most of you are familiar. It is an exceedingly excellent 
oration, and we may justly feel proud of the effort which 
Illinois claims as her part of the contest. There was a depth of thought in his oration 
that did not characterize the other orations,' and though we did not win either first or 
second, there are many persons who were in that audience that think we should. 

The next orator of the evening was the winner, Percival Hunt, of Iowa. His sub- 
ject was "Samuel Adams,"' a name which is dear to the hearts of the American people, 
and this fact immediately placed Mr. Hunt in favor with the audience. The elegance of 
his rhetoric, his smoothness of composition, his strong, full climaxes, and his well 

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rounded sentences showed masterly treatment of the theme, and we can not soon forget 
the charm which voice and gesture gave to a great American. 

The fourth oration, ••Bismarck and German Unity," by Wm. Kelly, of Wisconsin, 
was one of the most thoughtful orations of the five. The subject was well handled and 
the theme fully treated, but the orator lacked that ease upon the rostrum which is indis- 
pensable in oratorical effort. In fact, his delivery appeared to be the studied sort. The 
judges gave him fourth place. 

The last orator, Byron Crawford, of Missouri, presented a very novel theme in "The 
Political Product of a Democracy.'' His delivery was generally conceded to be in com- 
plete harmony with his theme, and this, perhaps, is one of the reasons that the judges 
gave to him the second place. 

Space prevents further comment upon the events of that memorable contest. Suffice 
it to say that each orator did himself credit and credit to his state. 

After the contest a banquet was held in the library rooms of the school. It was 
largely attended and a feast of witty toasts and delicacies of the season followed the 
feast of persuasion. 

During our sojourn in Emporia the Inter-state League held its annual business 
meeting. Some important changes were made in the constitution, the most important 
to us being the one which gives' us the secretary-treasurership instead of the vice- 
presidency. There are many advantages in having the secretary of the League where 
the contest is held. The officers for the ensuing year are: President, Harry Borgstadt, 
Warrensburg. Mo.: vice-president. Clarence Bell. Milwaukee, Wis.: secretary-treasurer, 
Herbert Elliott, Normal, 111. C.H.E. 


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The cat jumped four ways at once. 

We sat on the porch at midnight 

When I should have been in my bunk, 

With never a thought of tomorrow 
When I should in algebra flunk. 

But now my reputation is gone: 
I'm nothing but common truck, 

And in the words of Mary H. 

I'm simply another 'lame duck.' 

A pleasing' custom of the old-time 
quilting bee required that a cat be 
shaken in the newly-made quilt by four 
young ladies, and on whose side it es- 
caped that one would be married first. 
Just before going to press, we were de- 
lighted to receive the accompanying- 
snap-shot of Misses Guard. Fisher. Good 
win, and Fisher trying their fortunes in 
this way. 

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Lecture Course* 

DURING the past year the Lecture Course has been very popular. As a result of 
good selections by the Lecture Board and the liberal patronage of friends and 
neighbors, the lecture fund that now remains on hand is about $75.00. The 
course selected this year was the most expensive one ever chosen in this school; 
the bare expenses aggregating almost $1,100. The endeavor has always been to secure 
numbers of national and international reputation, and this year the following course 
was given in Normal Hall: 

Redpath Grand Concert Co., November 23. 
Francis Hopkinson Smith, December 16. 
Temple Quartette of Boston, January 19. 

Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, February 11. 
The Royal Bell Ringers, March 2. 
Prof. John B. DeMotte, March 22. 
The most successful lecture in all particulars was the one given by Reverend Tal- 
mage. For beauty in harmony and sweetness of tone the Royal Hand Bell Ringers stood 

When the notes of our own dear "America" pealed from the sweet-toned bells, it 
really seemed too beautiful for bell music, and it we can have such music here, as Dr. 
Talmage said in his lecture, "I am glad I got aboard this planet." 

The other lecture, by Professor DeMotte, was something grand. "The Harp of the 
Senses" was his subject. No more scholarly lecture has been given from our platform 

C. M Ei tiols President. 
P --t.-wart. Treasurer, 
Herbert Elliott. 

Chas. Myall, 

Clara Shell, 
Blanche Lurton, 

Lecture Board. 

Elizabeth Hall, 
George Hunt, 
Noah Young. 

( .ran- Monroe, 

W. S. Welles. 

Claude Simmons, 

Elizabeth Hitchcock. 
• A. B. Wolfe. 
Norah Simmons. 

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in several years. Basing his theme upon the science of living and of life, he showed in 
a very clear light how much we need a purer, nobler, higher standard of life among' the 
young men and women. That lecture will have a lasting influence upon all who heard 
it and marked it at all. 

Dr. Talmage abounded in witty remarks and stirring pictures. His picture of Mos- 
cow by sunset will never be forgotten. As the grand old man stood upon our platform 
and there surrounded by eager listeners, with his tones and motions, his prolonged "ring- 
ing," and the deep silence that fell in little drops between the pealing of the bells, we 
stood upon the tower of Moscow, with the sunset gilding the domes as in the days of 
Napoleon, while from earth and air seemed to come the great burst of sounding bells. 
Bells above— ringing; bells below — ringing; bells all around us ringing: ringing from the 
fourteen hundred towers of Moscow. You would not have been at all surprised, if. on 
coming to yourself, you had gazed out upon old Moscow in the sunset. 

The fact has been clearly demonstrated that an expensive course is the cheapest 
one after all. 

There was some change made in the constitution by which the new members of the 
lecture board are elected in the spring term instead of the fall term of the next school 
year. This gives greater reality to the board, as heretofore an election in the beginning 
of the fall term revealed the fact that at least one-half of the members must be elected 
from the school. In the present system the members have shown their faith by their 
works all the year, and can be depended upon when the fall work begins. 

Chester M. Echols is again elected president of the board, having served in that 
capacity the last year. W.S.W. 

Prl< e, 


First Football Team. 

Dillon, Galbreath in>ach) 

Hninlinp l.-i,-l. 

Wilson. Peasley, 


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Chief Jot. 


Speeches Made. 

Other's Opinions. 

Wedding Bell". 

George Hunt 



SI ep 

"Na ye don't" 

lnde^, 4t&; Fiee 
Silver, 382: Kob't's 
Rules of Ord., 2,38? 

Pretty strong 


Charles Allen 


Keeping cool 


"Now see here" 

Contest Committee 



Nora Simmons 


Talking in 
the halls 


■'I've got something 
to tell you" 

Ask Un:le L'rry 

Look at her 

Clapper gone 

Alice Phill ps 



Purple and 

"You're color 
bl nd" 


All O. K. 

Waiting to be rung 

J. P. Stewart 


Making notes 


"By ging" 

"Well, now I'll 
te 1 ye!" 

N'ce boy 

Pot metal 

Benj. Perry 




Not known 

To Miss M-ch-1-8, 

Never went off 
from a walk 



Lei gthy 


G rlology 

"1 hey '11 hear you" 

In silent nijiht 

Big blue eyes 

Same as 
Miss Phillips's 

\V. S. Welles 

Index Man 

Presiding at 

New brown 

"Say, fellars" 

About dancing, on> 

A hustler 



Well fed 

Restii g 

Same as 
Geo. Hunt 


"Too tired" 


Same as 
Miss Simmons's 


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My Geometry. 

Now I am not a quiet girl, 
I soon shall show you that; 

And if you say I'm brilliant, 

You're talking- through your hat. 

Although I am not brilliant, 

I know what puzzles me. 
If you wish I'd tell you — 

It's my Geometry. 

I study it in the morning', 

I work at it all day: 
And what would seem the strangest, 

I work while others play. 

When I go to breakfast 

Feeling almost free, 
Someone always greets me thus: 

"And how's Geometry'?" 

But when I go to dinner 

So tired I cannot see, 
They say, '"Pass her the toothpicks 

And she'll work Geometry." 

But when my teacher calls on me 

To see if I'm alive, 
He finds that I am dreaming, 

And then he grades me five. 

But when we have those written tests, 

I wish I were no more, 
For when I pass my paper in 

My teacher grades it fmir. 

When I go to pay my board 

They charge me double fee. 
Because I use their toothpicks 

For my Geometry. 

When the day is over 

My brain's all in a tangle, 
For all that I can think of is 

Angle! Angle.' Angle! 

But the thing that is the hardest 
And that I don't think's right, 

It does not vanish with the day: 
It haunts me in the night. 

For when I go to bed at night, 

When all my work is done. 
Straight lines, transversals, and the like, 

All through my brain do run. 

Now when you've listened to all this, 

I think you will agree. 
That after all, Geometry 

Is rather hard on me. 

And if, while reading this you ask 
Who might the author be, 

I'll tell you where to look for her— 
She is in section C. 

J. W. 

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Expression of Professor of Literature during- reading of one essay. Copied by short- 
hand reporter. 

grave look of apprehension. 

glimmer of smile, 

grave listening, 


looks up, 


looks up, 

nod, nod, nod, 



a smilet, 

looks up, 


looks away, 

flicker of smile, 



looks down, 

a smilet, 

slight nodding, 

looks up, 

head poised on right side, 


looks away, 



looks off into space, 


head poised on left side, 

smile growing visible, 


slight nod of relief. +Mt actual tf-ftcr op -the. 6*me_ 


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A Day in the German Class* 


Professor Manchester, a rider of a hobby 
Edith Mize "| 


Elsie Patterson. 

1 intimitis pt rsonce <j Bessie Stevenson 

Elizabeth Hall. . 

Charles Myall . 

Roy Mize 

Victims of the hobby 

BELL ring's; Professor Manchester and Mr. Mize discovered. 
Prof. Manchester: So it is to be a reception, is it? 
Mr. Mize: Yes. a reception. The idea of a banquet had to be put aside. 
(Enter Miss Patterson and Mr. Myall.) 
Mr. Myall: A reception, did you say? Oh, pshaw! I never did care to be "re- 

Miss Patterson (pointedly): No: your weakness seems to lie in a liking to be 

Prof. Man. : Or in making- a receptacle of himself. 

(Enter the other members of the class.) 
Mr. Myall: I forgot to bring my book. May I look on with you. Miss Stevenson? 
(Class smiles.) 

Prof. : Now that our duet is provided for. we will begin the lesson by giving a few 
cognate forms. (Class groans.) Give the English cognate lor the German "Dach." Miss 
Mize,— Miss Patterson, -Miss Hall.— Miss Stevenson,— Mr. Myall, -Mr. Mize. Not one 
of you know it. Well, well, a brilliant class. We will see what we can do with the 
translating. Miss Hall, you may begin. 

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Miss Hall: Egmont— They are coming' swift. Duke — Now you are shouting. 
Egmont — I smell a rat. Duke— Don"t mention it. Act III. Egmont — Clara, dearest 
Clara, I lo (Interest of the class visibly strengthens.) 

Prof. Man. : Mr. Myall, you may go on. 

Mr. Myall: I love you with all the strength 

Miss Hall: That word should be "force," not "strength." 

Mr. Myall: Item be either. What difference does it mike in this case which 
you use? 

Miss Hall: A great deal. 

Mr. Myall: Prove your point. 

Prof. Man: If you folks don't stop your fussing I'll put you both under bonds to 
keep the peace. We'll have a little more drill work. What is the English cognate for 

Class (triumphantly): Love! 

Prof. Man.: Mr. Myall, go on with your translation. 

Mr Myall: I love you with all the strength of a nature strengthened through 
adversity. By yon sitting sun 

Feminine portion of the class: Tee-hee-hee— sitting sun— tee-hee. 

Mr. Myall: How mistaken I have been in thinking we had ladies in the room. 

Feminine portion of the class: The horrid thing! 

Prof. Man. (desperately): We'll have a few more cognates. Miss Stevenson, trace 
the word "Zahn" back to the Aryan. 

Miss Stevenson: I can't. 

Prof. Man. : Can anyone? (A dead silence.) Why, it's easy enough. Zahn, zan, 
tooth, toth, tunthur, denteur, odonta, dut. 

Class (as if the inspiration had just come): Oh. yes! 

(Bell rings. Exit all.) CM. 


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War.d and Bess — 

You know, I guess, 
Couldn't talk together. 

So Ward went up 

To Crowl's room 
And said he'd see or whether. 

Two windows looked 
From different rooms — 
The fact is, they were facing. 
And Ward and Bess 
As you may guess 
Were just inside the casings. 

The plan was this 

If you will list: 
The landlady sharp opposed it. 

But here above 

Where all was love 
The ladv never nosed it. 

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Discussion of idealism and realism in Psychology: 

Miss Morse— "Why in the Bible are angels always men and in the pictures they 
are women?" 

Miss Rhinesmith — "It requires more idealism to make the men angels." 

Prof. McCormick — '-The following persons are excused from spelling,— never 
have to spell hereafter: George A. Hoff, John Reece. Ora S. Morgan. Tom Barger. J. F. 
Morrell. Mabel Rogers, Jas. Pairchild. The others will continue to do business at the 
old stand." 

Mr. McIntyre (in the physics class)— "A piece of steel is magnified when brought 
it contract with a magnet." 

Geo. Hunt (upon just walking up) — -'Who said scheme." 

Professor — "Under whose power were the witches supposed to have been?" 

Young Lady— (much confused) Why, why!" 

Professor— "Call him the chief of the fire department and go on." 

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "I flunked again." 
Mr. Burton— "Mr. King, what kind of music do you like best?" 
Mr. King— Well, er just at present. I like Marshall music best."* 

Prof. Galbreath— "Miss Hasbrouck, you may give me the outline of Rev. Tal- 
mage"s lecture that you took last night."* 

Miss Hasbrouck — "I can't, professor, because when I follow a man I watch him 
more closely than I did last night." 

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Should a body flunk a body 

If a bod} 7 tries'? 
Ought a body grade a body 

If a body cries? 

Prof. Galbreath (in the pedagogy class) — "Mr. Morrissy, stand up and face the 
girls and make a good recitation." 
Mr. Morrissy— "I can't." 
Prof. Galbreath — "Well, I see Mr. Morrissy has a certain antipathy for the girls.'" 

Wr. Wilson, in beginning German, translates "feuster" as "fence, "and reads, "and 
the moon, clear full looked through the broken fence." 

Pkof. McCormick — "Mary, Queen of Scots — " 
Miss Moon — '-She was a beautiful woman." 

Prof. McCormick — "'Not very. No nearly so good looking as some of you are. 
Now that may not be saying so very much either." 

An event in this year's history — Benj. Perry was seen running in the lower hall on 
the morning of December 1. 

Mr. E-h-ls (in physics class, melting parafine balls on iron, glass and wood) — "Mr. 
Brown, how are you going to heat the wood?" 
Prof. Br-WN — ••Why. put it in the lire!" 

One of Mr. Wolfe's translations— "And Thisbe, tearing her hair and encompassing 
her lover, exclaims, 'Oh. Pyramus, etc!' 

Mr. Perry's definition of a story — "A story is a statement of some conflict which is 
caused because of some love." 


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The porch .was high, the window 

On the door he dared not knock. 
He smiled and shinned the post, but 
KgpjT The window had a lock. 


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Y**9. CouV eo'vni SWWibtar ^e* -tKc 

ce a. lion . 

"What 1 , Yvo! CatV^WiKtj viae vn.' 

1 i j y j 

Kevn, >■=> so inter eeieci m 
ChUd-Study tkat We, 
does not e^en %leep. 

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A. B. Wolfe, translating — ' O, Dardanidae duri!" in the Vergil class, "O, ye tough 

The reason is very plain I think 
Why a lawyer in water will not sink. 

His head will float on wave and tide 
It has so very much wind inside. 

An interpretation of Rosenkranz — '•Corporal punishment is best adapted to infants." 

[Rachel Ckouch.] 

Pres. Cook's definition of a hog— "'A hog is nature's devise for causing inorganic 
food to degenerate into pork." 

Prof. Felmley — Now I want some one who has had bookkeeping to answer this 
question. Miss Moulton? Well, perhaps Miss M. hasn't had bookkeeping. Next." [Miss 
Simmons, who is next, looks blank.] 

Prof. Felmley — "Miss Simmons knows she has not had it. Next. " 

[Miss Simmons subsides; blushes; looks confused. General laughter in the class.] 

Mr. Elliott's Algebra class was very grateful for a luncheon he gave them in the 
Fall term. Mr. Elliott after preparing a number of geometrical forms from some turnips 
and potatoes, left the room for a few minutes, whereupon the class helped themselves. 

A Decoration day petition — Miss Florence Richards requests Mr. Melville to dis- 
miss an hour earlier so that she might curl her golden hair and tie some fetching little 
bows on each side systematically. 

Mr. Elliott strikes terror to the hearts of his Algebra class by a little yellow grade 
book in which fives and zeros often appear. 

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Celebration of the Fortieth Anniversary of LS*N*U. 

THE EXERCISES will begin on Tuesday evening, June 22. There will be four 
addresses. The first by Enoch Gastman. of Decatur, on "The Early Teachers 
of the Normal School.'* The second by Capt. J. H. Burnham, of Bloomington, 
on "The Early Students of the Normal School." The third by Dr. Charles 
De Garmo. president of Swarthmore College. Pa., on '"The Normal School and Dr. Ed- 
wards,** and the fourth by Miss Olive Sattley, of Taylorville, on "The Normal School 
and Dr. Hewett. "' 

On Wednesday, June 3, at 9:30 a. m. , there will be a platform meeting which will 
be addressed by Dr. Edwards, the second president, on "Horace Mann and the Normal 
School;"' by Dr. Hewitt, the third president, on "Nicholas Tillinghast and the Bridge- 
water Normal School;*' by Gen. Chas. E Hovey, the first president, on "The Beginnings 
of the Normal School in Illinois;"' by Dr. T. J. Burrill, vice-president of the University 
of Illinois, on "The Normal School in the Early Sixties;'* by E. J. James, of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, on "Normal Students in Colleges and in Universities;"' by Hon. S. W. 
Moulton, of Shelbyville, on "The Normal School in the General Assembly in '57;" by 
Mrs. Sarah E. Raymond Fitzwilliam, on "The Women of the Normal School;" by William 
Hawley Smith, on "The Normal High School." It is probable that other speakers will 
also be present. 

On Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock the anniversary exercises will conclude with 
a banquet in Normal Hall. Among the responses to the toasts will be Dr. Hewett, who 
will speak on the subject of Chas. F. Childs, principal of the high school department in 

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L862; Aaron Sore will pay a tribute to Henry Norton; President A. S. Draper of the 
University of Illinois, will respond for that institution under his charge Dr Edwards 
will speak of Thomas Metcalf; President John Finley, of Knox College, on the Modern 
College; William Hawley Smith will contribute something in the way of interesting en- 
tertainment; Judge Green, president of the Board of Education, will speak of the Board 
of Education: L. A. Chase will respond for the Philadelphian Society of twenty live 
years ago. 

Many others will be present and will contribute to the pleasure of the evening by 
brief addresses. Some of these are Col. F. W. Parker, of Chicago, Rev. M. Weldon of: 
Bloommgton, Hon. James A. Rose, Secretary of State, and Hon. Owen Scott 

Committee from Seniors advance into President Cook's sanctum sanctorum and bow 
in concert, the leader's bow being much hampered by the second one stepping on her 
dress at the critical moment.) 

Elizabeth — 

"Dear Mr. Cook, we come to you, 
Just as our classmates~told us to." 


"To ask if you will please prepare 
A baccalureate sermon where 
You'll tell in words both long and wise, 
The surest way to Paradise." 


"And incidently give a rule, 
How we may find a prosperous school." 


"Dear Mr. Cook, we close our prayer, 
And beg of you that you'll be there 
And now we'll go and hope that we 
Have done this task up handsomely." 

William Florin. 

William Florin graduated in '65. He was prin- 
cipal of the grammar department of the Lebanon 
Schools: 1866-7 was principal of the Highland 
schools: 1872-3 had charge of a grammar school 
in Bellville; 1875-6 he was assistant in the high 
school at the same place: 187(5-7 he had charge of 
the Edwardsville schools, and in 1877-9 he held a 
similar position in St. Jacob. In the summer of 
1870, after teaching steadily for fourteen years, 
he went into business. He is now selling drugs in 
Altamount, 111. 

Nelson Case. 

Judge Nelson Case graduated from the I.S.N. 
IP. in '66. For the last twenty-seven years he has 
resided in Labette county, Kansas. As probate 
judge he has served that county two terms. He 
was a member of the board of regents of the State 
Normal School at Emporia, and president of the 
board part of the time. Judge Case is a staunch 
republican. He is regarded as one of the strong- 
est members of the bar in that part of the state. 
He is now serving his twenty-fifth year as super- 
intendent of the M. E. Sunday school; has been 
connected with educational matters in some way 
all the period of his residence: on the board of 
county high school; trustee of Baker University, 
and of Oswego College for a number of years. 
He was nominated for judge of the supreme court 
of Kansas in '96. 

Prof. William Russell 
Was born Jul}- 15. 1*42 in Wayne County, Ind. He 
entered this school in 1864 and graduated in '68. 
He had $1(3.00 when he came to Normal, and be- 
gan paying board at $4.">0 per week. The outlook 
for a year in school was dark, but a strong faith 
in the God he early learned to love buoyed him 
up and led him on. He entered Prof. Metcalf's 
family and did chores nights and mornings and 
Saturdays, getting much help and inspiration. 
He has taught since as principal of High School 
at New Garden, one year: Supt. Marion Schools 
four years; model department of Terre Haute 
Normal School, one year: Supt. Salem schools, 
Indiana, three years: Mississinena Twp. school, 
five years: fifth ward school, Marion, Ind., three 
years: 1886 spent one year in Earlham College, 
Richmond, Ind.: 1890 sent as principal of South- 
land College, Helena. Ark.: in six months was 
made president. His wife is matron of that insti- 
tution. They are both members of the Society 
of Friends. 

Hugh R. Edwards 

Was born February 22, 1844, in the town of Pal- 
myra, Portage county, and great state of Ohio. 
Emigrated at the tender age of four years to the 
county of Winnebago, and state of Wisconsin, 
where he lived on a farm until 1865 when he en- 
tered the State Normal University of Illinois 
and graduated in 'tilt. For nearly fifteen consecu- 
tive years he was engaged in public school work, 
taught and superintended schools for eighteen 
years. In 1884 he moved to Nebraska, where he 
resided nine years, part of which were employed 
in teaching and part of the time in other avoca- 
tions. Now, however, he is interested in the 
manufacturing of hardwood lumber at Whitcomb, 

Edwin F. Bacon, Ph.B. 

Edwin F. Bacon, Ph.B., attended the school 
three years, and left in the spring of 1865 without 
graduation. Graduated at the Yale scientific 
school in 1871, and was then awarded the Normal 
diploma without returning. Has been constantly 
in school work as student or teacher since he en- 
tered the Normal school in 1861; has been twice 
to Europe, spending two years in Germany, '72-74, 
and three years in France, '83-86. Has "written 
and published three text books in German, of 
which the last one, the Leitfaden, has had a large 
sale: is now preparing a text book in French. 
Since 188!) has taught French and German at the 
Oneonta (N. Y.) State Normal School. 

While a student Mr. Bacon prepared the "War 
Record of Normal Students," and still had the 
badge of the Normal Rifles, together with many 
letters from boys on the field. These he cherishes 
very much. 

Alfred Cleveland Cotton, A.M., M.D. 

Alfred Cleveland Cotton, A.M., M.D., was born 
at Griggsville, Pike County, Illinois. May 18, 1847. 
At sixteen he enlisted in the Union army as a 
drummer boy, was wounded, captured, and held 
eight months as a prisoner of war. In Septem- 
ber, '65, he entered Normal, and graduated in '69. 
He has taught continually since graduating from 
Normal, except about three years attending 
medical lectures. He taught at Richview, 111., 
'69-70; Buckley, 111., '70-71: Gillman, 111., '71-73: 
Grand Tower, 111., '73-74: Griggsville, 111., '74-76. 
Took the degree of M.D. at Rush College, Chi- 
cago, in '78, locating at Turner, 111. In '80 was 
called to teach in his alma mater, where he now 
resides. Dr. Cotton served Rush Medical College 
for several years in the capacity of adjunct pro- 
fessor of Materia Medica, and now holds the pro- 
fessorship of Diseases of Children in that college. 

Edmund J.James 
Was born 1855 at Jackson- 
ville, Morgan county. Illinois. 
He lived on a farm near Nor- 
mal, and attended the Gram- 
mar school and High school, 
graduating from the latter 
in '73. He then spent one 
year in the Northwestern 
University at Evanston, also 
one year in Harvard College, 
being allowed to enter the 
second year's work there for 
his first year. He then went 
to Germany and entered the 
University of Halle, from 
which he graduated in 1877 
with the degrees of A.M. and 
Ph.D. His special work was 
Economics and Philosophy. 
After coming from Germany 
he took charge of the Evans- 
ton High School: served as 
principal of the High School 
here: went to the University 
of Pennsylvania and built up 
the Wharton School there. 
From this place he was called 
to the University of Chicago, 
where he has been since. 

Florence Adele (Cook) Sample. 

Florence Adele (Cook) Sample graduated from 
high school department of Normal University in 
1874. Was married at Normal September 9, 1875, 
to Alfred Sample, a lawyer of Paxton, 111. Mr. 
Sample has been Circuit Judge of the Eleventh 
Judicial Circuit for the past twelve years, and 
Appellate Judge for six years of the Fourth Dis- 
trict. They have two daughters, Florence, just 
seventeen, who will graduate from the Paxton 
high school June 4, as valedictorian of her class, 
and Lois Adele. nearly nine years of age. Mrs. 
Sample is a sister of President John W. Cook. 
She has lived in Paxton ever since her marriage, 
but will remove to Bloomington, 111., about June 
1. where her husband has decided to locate. 

Miss Susan Alice Judd 
Class of 74. 

Is a member of the Presbyterian church, Wrigh- 
tonian society, and Chicago Woman's Club. She 
entered Normal School in 1869, and in January, 
1871 went to Carrolton High School to teach 
German, Mathematics, and Science. She returned 
to Normal in January, 1873, and graduated in 
June, 1874. She taught German, Psychology, 
and English in the Decatur High School from 
1874 to 1884; from 1884 to 1886 she taught German, 
French, Economics, and English in the Jefferson 
High Schol: during the latter part of 1886 and 
early in 1887 she was ill for six months. From 1887 
to 1891 she taught German. History and Civics in 
Ottawa Township High School: since 1891 she has 
taught History, Civics, and Economics in the 
Jefferson High School. Her present address is 
Mayfair, Chicago. 


The Index. 

*& *£ Roll of Students *£ *& 



Anderson, Emma Rachel, 
Barrett, Mabel Winslow, 
Bohringer, Cora Louise, 
Clark, Lula, 
Dawson, Olive Leonora, 
Dillon, Jessie M., 
Farmer, Hattie E., 
Gunsolus, Harriet, 

Baker, Cora Ethel, 
Baker, Estelle Katherine, 
Bland, Harriet, 
Boyce, Eva Belle, 
Cooper, Mabel Anna, 
Darby, Gertrude 
Fairfield, Etta Melissa, 
Felton, Jessie, 
Fenton, Grace, 
Fletcher, Mary, 
Hall, Elizabeth Twining, 
Lee, Emma Louise, 
Liggitt, Myrtle Margaret, 
Lurton, Blanche, 
Michaelis, Edna Bell, 
Mitchell, Anna T., 
Mize, Edith Belle, 
Moon, Eva Mary, 
Patterson, Elsie, 
Phillips, Alice Frances, 

Cedar Rapids 








Maybach, Emma Louise, 
Patterson, Lida McFall, 
Rosenberry, Mrs. Flora, 
Wendland, Annie F., 
Cowan, Alan DeWain, 
Dillon, Alpheus, 
Wright, Wilbur Hoyt, 


Prairie Home 











Clinton, Wis. 









Pike, Effle, 

Rhinesmith, Wilhelmine, 
Schlatterer, Laura, 
Sikkema, Amelia Alice, 
Simmons, Nora Mae, 
Stevenson, Bessie Bedell, 
Washburn, Emma, 
Carson, Franklin Benjamin, 
Hall, John Calvin, 
Harley, Joel Alva, 
Hoff, G-orge Stephen, 
Hunt, Georse Warren, 
Johnson, Riley Oren, 
Patch, Fred Granville, 
Perry, Benjamin, 
Rishel, Warren Hale. 
Thompson, Francis, 
Ullensvang, Martin Larson, 
Welles, Winthrop Selden, 

Dundee, O. 



Helena, Ark. 




St. Jacobs 



















The Index. 


Cloaks, Xaoies- Suite ano 
Skirts a Specialty 

lime Solicit gout traoe ano assure 
most courteous attention 

IRew JJork Store 


Silks, IDress (Soobs, Delvets, trimmings, Xinens 

XllnOerwear, Ibosien?, Gloves, IRtbbons, Xaces, Corsets, 
Xaoies' Janes? "IRecfewcar, Etc. 

Bloomington, 1111. 

IHortb Sioe 

3. Utt. IRlGQS, proprietor 

The Standard Parlimentary Authority 

Robert's Rules of Order 

For Deliberative Assemblies 

Answers 200 Parlimentary Questions 

Rules of Order 

Organization and Conduct of Business 

Miscellaneous In formation 

Sent postpaid upon receipt of price. 

Extra Cloth, 218 pages, pocket size $0.75 

Limp leather, red edges 1.00 

SCOTT, FORESMAN & CO., Publishers, 

307=309 Wabash Ave., CHICAGO, ILL. 

32no annual Statement 




January 1, 1897 

CASH CAPITAL $200,000.00 

Assets. January, 1897, $3,100,600.09 

Liabilities 2.212,977.30 

Net Surplus 887.ii22.79 

C. O. COLLMAN, President. 

WM. TREMBOR, Secretary. 

U. H. SIKKEMA, General Agent, 

608-610 Rialto Building, St. Louis, Mo. 


The Index. 


Adams, Ella Sarah, Opdyka 

Aldrich, Blanche, Normal 

Biehl, Carolina Wilhelmina, Camargo 

Blair, M. Nettie, Mackinaw 

Broadhead, Anna Maple, Mackinaw 

Campbell, Eva Lorena, Lewistown 

Chicken, Sada Rosanna, Secor 

Cleveland, Lida, Normal 

Colby, Lydia, Atkinson 

Cooper. Annetta Belle, Normal 

Corson, Maude, Normal 

Cowles, Bessie Abiah, Kankakee 

Crouch, Rachel Pierson, Rosetta 

Edmunds, Lucy, Gardner 

Edwards, Carlie Ann, Normal 

Emery, Fannie, Taylorville 

Fairfield, Grace, Normal 

Fincham, Nellie, Towanda 

Fleischer, Ida Lena, Normal 

Flinn, Sarah Louvilla, Pana 

Foley, Minerva Vian, La Salle 

Foster, Kathleen Lorena, Normal 

Hamblin, Mrs. Frank A., Galesburg 

Hilts, Effie, Towanda 

Himes, Etta Abigail, Normal 

Hitchcock, Elizabeth, Normal 

Hitchcock, Mary Ella, Normal 

Humphrey, Anabel, Towanda 

Hunting, Olive, Normal 

Kaiser, Wilhelmine, Atwood 

Kerns, Carrie, Onarga 

King, Anna T., Olney 

Knott, Elizabeth, Normal 

Lentz, Mary, Freeport 

Love, Mary Jean, Byron 
Lange, Ottilie Meta. Bloomington 

McWherter, Mary Edith, Sorento 

Monroe, Grace Adela, Leroy 

Morse, Fannie Edna, Gilmer 

Moulton, Julia, 
Nimmo, Lizzie Maude, 
Pitts, Henrietta Betsy, 
Porter, Eva Amanda, 
Riggs, Mrs. Lilla Delle, 
Ross, Silva, 
Scott, Sarah Rachel, 
Smith, Lucretia Mott, 
Smith, Nano Pearl, 
Smull, Lizzie Eleanor, 
Snell, Clara May, 
Sullivan, Mary Ellen, 
Taylor, Helen Mary, 
Thompson, Katie Alice, 
Travis, Alida Belle, 
Travis, Carrie Estella, 
Watson, Alice Perle, 
Williams, Julia, 
Wilmer, Anna Elizabeth, 
Allen, Charles Henry, 
Allen, Walter Harry, 
Ashworth, Arthur Elmer, 
Baker, George Lee, 
Bowman, Charles Thomas, 
Bright, Bruce, 
Burtis, Clyde Lewis, 
Clark, Samuel C, 
Coleman, Lyman H., 
Covey, Hyatt Elmer, 
Cowles, Robert Andrew, 
Crocker, William, 
Dawson, Rus*el, 
Eastwood, Byron Evans, 
Echols, Chester Madison, 
Edmunds. Harold, 
Elliott, Charles Herbert, 
Gunnell, Orville James, 
Johnson, Jrhn Thomas, 
Johnston, Milford L., 


Mt. Palatine 
Apple River 
Prairie Home 
Prairie Home 
Blue Mound 
El Paso 
Franklin Grove 
Du Quoin 

The Index. 


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They can supply your wants in School Books (new and second-hand), Gift Books, 
Miscellaneous Books, Note Books, Tablets and Stationery of all kinds. News and 
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Pencils, Tablets, Fountain Pens, Hectographs, Writing Papers, Calling Cards, 
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The Index. 

Kern, John Winfred, Gays 

Mclntyre, George Washington, Tremont 

McKinney, John R., Assumption 

McMurry, Karl Franklin, Normal 

Marquis. Chester Dubois, Bloomington 

Martin, William Woodrow, Green Valley 

Mize, Addison Roy, Manix 

Moulton, George Dykeman, Pavilion 

Pike, Walter Franklin, St. Jacobs 

Pratt, Lanson Henry, Delavan 

Pricer, John Lossen, Muncie 

Pattingill, Ira, Oconee 

Pflngsten, George Frederick, Millstadt 

Rudolph, Henry Madison, Ludlow 

Stevenson, Ralph Ewing, Bloomington 

Stewart, Frank. Oblong 

Stewart, John Pogue, Biggsville 

Stokes, George Curran, Kankakee 

Thayer. William John, Sibley 

Waits, Harmon Bert, Tarnaroa 

Wilson, George Shirley, Magnolia 

Wilson, John Thomas, Deland 

Wolfe, Albert Benedict, Arlington 

Young, Noah A., Bismark 


Adams, Harriet Elizabeth, Bowen 

Altes, Mary, Bloomington 

Aronson, Hilma Augusta, Aledo 

Babbs. Mary Irene, Fair Grange 

Baird, Clementina Maude, Bloomington 

Barber, Cora, Milledgeville 

Barth, Mary Elizabeth, Wyoming 

Beam, Grace Elva, Roseville 

Berry. Willis Elma, Pleasant Hill 

Birckett, Bessie Bird Ellen, Marion 

Blair, Emily, Delavan 

Blaklsy, Jessie Isabelle, Preemption 

Bosworth. Mrs. Annie Elizabeth, Evanston 

Bowman. Florence Margaret, Harvard 

Bracey, Elizabeth M., Low Point 

Bright, Bernice Alena, Normal 

Burlingame, Ida May, Delavan 

Burnett. Laura May, Villa Grove 

Callan, Catharine, Aurora 

Campbell, Martha P.. Lewistown 

Carpenter, Charlotte Evaline, Dixon 

Carpenter, Mary Emma, Dixon 

Carter, Luvicy Elizabeth, Collmsville 

Clancey, Nellie Gertrude, Bloomington 

Clark, Caroline Irving, Helena 

Cook, Carrie Estella, Danvers 

Cook, Lorena, Fairview 

Coriell, Ada, Normal 

Cox, Theresa Rebekah, Peru 

Cronin, Anna, Assumption 

Daniel, Ozello Harriet, Belleville 

Davenport, Bertha Lea, Joliet 

Davenport, Lulu Lea, Joliet 

Dillon, Mertie May, Normal 

Dolph, Alice Amelia, Piano 

Dunham, Eva Myrtle. Decatur 

Edmunds, Elma Ruth, Gardner 

Elliott, Georgia, Decatur 

Falconer, Emma Victoria, Decatur 

Falconer, Hattie Josephine, Decatur 

Farmer, Rhoda Saletha, Patoka 

File, Nellie, Decatur 

Fisher, Mary Elizabeth, Bement 

Frank, Margaret Julia, Sterling 

Franklin, Lois Gertrude, Dwight 

Garwood, Anna, Ipava 

Gastman, Mrs. Cora M. Johnson, Hudson 

Grassmann, Addie, Belleville 

Gray, Jessie Fenton, Havana 

Gvillo, May, Fosterburg 

Hallock, Minnie Julina, Osceola 

Hamel, Adeline Cecelia, LaSalle 

The Index. 



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The index. 

Hamilton, Ina Estelle, 
Harpole, Emma, 
Hasbrouck, Mary, 
Hawkes, Jessie Belle, 
Hazen, Minnie Amy, 
Henaughan, Mary Ellen, 
Henaughan, Nora, 
Higgins, Mabel Acqua, 
Hiltabrand, Jennie Elizabeth, 
Holder, Jessie M., 
Hollering, Tillie, 
Hornish, Lulu Elizabetn, 
Howell, Minnie, 
Hummel, Ida Rose, 
Hummel, Sarah Matilda, 
Hunt, Fannie Fern Emily, 
Hussey, Anna Laura, 
Ingels, Lou Carrie, 
Irwin, Clara May, 
Jackson, Maude, 
Jacob, Mrs. Ella Leone, 
Johnston, Bertha Helen, 
Johnston, Elizabeth Jane, 
Johnston, Julia Winifred, 
Kemph, Mary, 
Kent, Bessie Grace, 
Kerr, Fannie, 
Kimball, Laura Caldwell, 
Kintz, Daisy Maude, 
Krafft, Ella Elsie, 
Kreis, Ida. 
Lane, Gilberttena, 
La Rue, Ora, 
Lee, Eva Grace. 
Leisehner, Sallie Olive, 
Leland, Ella Pond, 
Lesem. Josephine, 
Long, Mrs. Dora Besley, 
Lovering, Harriet Moulton, 
Lynch, Elizabeth, 
Lyons, Mamie, 





El Paso 



















St. Charles 

Alpine Heights 













West McHenry 




Lyons, Kosa Louise, 
McCall, Ada Victoria, 
McCord, Grace Amanda, 
McCrea, Edith Burlingame, 
McC'rea, Ida Harkness, 
Mdntyre, Mary Evalin, 
McKinney, Bernice, 
McKinney, Margaret Mildred, 
McLeod, Florence, 
McNamara, Mary, 
McReynolds, Dora 
Markee, Alma Eugenia, 
Marshall, Jessie Wilson, 
Martin, Pearl Buckman, 
Merker, Susie, 
Merriam, Nellie Emily, 
Miller, Jessie Winifred, 
Miller, Lura May, 
Mills, Bertha Evelyn, 
Mills, Edna Gertrude, 
Mills, Ida Estella, 
Mitten, Ruth Emma, 
Montgomery, Ella Park, 
Moore, Harriet May Wilson, 
Morgan. Mattie, 
Morris, Daisy Alice, 
Morse, Helen Sophronia, 
Morse. Zoa Bertha, 
Neu, Elizabeth Augusta, 
Neumayer, Lena, 
Newhall, Mary Susan, 
Nicolls, Ellen Adelma, 
Nixon, Isidore Alice, 
Norwood, May, 
Obenshain, Dorothy, 
Oxley, Mary Delima, 
Parkinson, Mae E . 
Patterson, Maude Elma, 
Peeler, Lizzie E., 
Porter, Eliza Wolfe, 
Porter, Nellie, 



















Clear Creek 

Clear Creek 

Mt. Palatine 

Troy Grove 







Pan a 





Harker's Corners 








The Index. 159 

Illinois State Normal University 


II you desire to beGome a teacher, send for catalogue. 

This institution is maintained by the State for the preparation of teachers for the 
public schools. It has a large faculty, an excellent Practice School and three courses of 
study. Graduates of accredited High Schools can finish the course in two years. The 
General course is three years, to which pupils are admitted by examinations, upon first 
grade certificate, upon appointment by County Superintendent, and by High School 

The Grammar Department of the Practice School affords an admirable oppor- 
tunity for general education and for preparation for the Normal Department. Persons 
that have done satisfactory work in the Preparatory Department are admitted to the Nor- 
mal Department without examination. 

Good Board can be Obtained at from $2.25 to $4.00 a Week. 


JOHN W". COOK, President. 


The Index. 

Potter, Effie Xiemena, 
Price, Grace Eva, 
Quigg, Etta Grace, 
Railsback, Mrs. Lillie, 
Record, Mae Emerson, 
Reeder, Grace, 
Regenold, Mabel Zoe, 
Renich, Mary Emma, 
Reno. Cora Lorena, 
Renshaw, Jennie, 
Rice, Lena Henrietta, 
Rickards, Mary Amelia, 
Riley, Mrs. Maggie P., 
Riley, Maude Emmarilla, 
Robinson, Adaline Brown, 
Rodgers, Clara Mabel, 
Ropp, Theresa, 
Rose, Berneice Evangeline, 
Saline, Effie Cecelia, 
Scanlan, Lena Gertrude, 
Schempp, Bertha, 
Schickler, Rose Mathilda, 
Schneider, Mary Lizzie 
Seeley, Helen Edna, 
Seguine, Nellie, 
Simmons, Margaret Miranda, 
Sitherwood, Grace, 
Skillin, Florence Bessie, 
Smith. Cora Dean, 
Smith, Leilah Augusta, 
Snyder, Nellie Elise, 
Stapleton, Alberta Flora, 
Stover, Zelraa Etta, 
Stowell, Gertrude Maria, 
Strong, Frances, 
Taliaferro, Sallie Mac, 
Theis, Flora, 
Todd, Florence Louise, 
Trimble, Clara E., 
Trimble, Mary Lillian, 
Unangst, Mabel Alicia, 


Mt. Palatine 








Table Grove 







Irving Park 




Troy Grove 





Fountain Green 


Oak Park 

Lake City 













Vail, Fanny Jane, 
Van Horn, Margaret, 
Veach, Luella, 
Voorhees, Lucia Isabella, 
Wahl, Nettie May, 
Wallace, Caroline Louise, 
Walling, Mrs. Annie Senteny, 
Wasson, Frances Ella, 
Webster, Nellie Grace, 
Wells, Mary Johnston, 
Wheeler, Cora Blanche, 
Whigam, Jean Gertrude, 
White, Daisy Paota, 
White, Millie Esther, 
Wilkerson, Anna Agnes, 
Williams, Elsie 
Williams, Mary Bradford, 
Wilson, Estelle May 
Wilson, May Annetta, 
Wise, Anna, 
Wormley, Blanche, 
Wright, Edna May, 
Young, Grace Harriet, 
Barger, Thomas M., 
Beam, Walter Henry, 
Benedict, William Alfred, 
Bloomer, James Ward, 
Boggess, Arthur, 
Borsch, Charles Joseph, 
Burtis, Guy Seaman, 
Carroll, Fred Ellis, 
Cassady, William Henry, 
Cavins, Stanley Thomas, 
Cavins, William Ferguson, 
Conrad, James Giles, 
Conger, Cary Roy, 
Crowl, Emery Augustus, 
Dewhirst, John Mark, 
Dewhirst, Solomon Homer, 
Dillon, Roy Adelbert, 
Dutcher, Stephen Albert, 













Stillman Valley 























Gibson City 




San Jose 

New Canton 

The Index. 



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The Index. 

Fairchild, James Albert Leroy, Warrenton 

Flenije, Lewis Edwin, Palmyra 

Gott, Charles, La Place 

Grosscup, Lawrence Wilson, Wenona 

Hall, Charles Elwood, Camargo 

Hawkes, William, Kewanee 

Hayes, Frank Crawford, Camden 

Hess, Ardie Durward, Pearl 

Hiett, Asa Burnett. Pekin 

Hilyard. Horace, Mann, Waterloo 

Himes, Robert Pollock. Normal 

Hougland, Walter, Cook's Mills 

Hummel, Adam Albert, Roberts 

Jackson, Charles Barrett, Danville 

Jacob, William James, Pioneer 
Keiner, Frederick William, New Memphis 

King, Charles Roy, Elwin 

Klaas, Louis Henry, Hinckley 

Kofoid, Reuben Nelson, Normal 

Liggett, Richard Clayton, Nevada 

Luke, Edward, Danville 

McCormick, Henry Goodrich, Normal 

McDonald. Dalton, Potomac 

McGuffln, Ralph Dudley, Libertyville 

Madden, George Bowman, Normal 

Miller, Harry Eugene, Monmouth 

Mills, Leroy Addison, Mt. Palatine 

Miner, Thomas Daniel, Quigley 

Morgan, Ora Sherman, Hampshire 

Morrell, John Finley, Perry 

Morrissey, Martin, Hopedale 

Myall, Charles Arthur, Oak Park 

Myers, Charles Oscar, 
Naffziger, Simon Edward, 
Ness, Henry, 
Norton, Archie Carlisle, 
Palmer, George Merit, 
Patterson, Frank, 
Peasley, William K., 
Pfeiffer, Frederick, 
Price, Hollis Hubert, 
Puffer, Wilfred Edward, 
Readhimer, Jerome Edward, 
Reece, John S., 
Robison, Oliver Newton, 
Smith, Henry, 

Solomon, George Washington, 
Stewart, William, 
Taylor, Samuel Martin, 
Troxel, Cecil Warren, 
Urban, Harvey Benjamin, 
W'akeland, Charles Richard, 
Walter, Henry, 
Walters, Arthur E., 
Whetsel. Joseph Clarence, 
White, Albert E., 
Wilson, Arthur McCandless, 
Wilson, Frank Lester, 
Wilson, Harry Scott, 
Worrell, Joseph Carl, 
Wynd. Robert Smith, 
Yelch, George Henry, 
Young, James William, 








St. Louis 











Gibson City 

New Grand Chain 













Adee, Mary Leota, 
Albertson, Sarah, 
Anderson, Elsie Grace, 
Anderson, Lola Belle, 
Andrew, Metta, 
Andrews, Margaret G., 

Rock ford 

Augustine, Ora May, 
Bader. Blanche, 
Bader, Grace, 
Baird, Mildred Eliza, 
Baldwin, Gertrude, 
Baldwin, Letta May, 




The Index. 


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The Index. 

Barger, Helen Merenda, 
Barthel, Dorothea Emma, 
Beal, Sadie, 
Bear, Etta Myrtle, 
Bear, Jennie Rees, 
Bedinger, Letitia, 
Bedinger, Nellie, 
Biehl, Gertrude Augusta, 
Bogenreif, Gertrude Marie, 
Boling, Sarah M., 
Bosworth, Helen Florence, 
Bosworth, Lucy Adelia, 
Boyd, Myrtle May. 
Boynton, Elmyra Ida, 
Bradley, Carrie Florence, 
Bricker, Eddeth Pearl, 
Briggs, Fleta Agatha, 
Burtis, Pearl Edna, 
Calhoun, Florence Kittie, 
Campbell, Kate Belle, 
Catron, Mary Delia, 
Chamberlain, Linnie, 
Chapman, Delia Virginia, 
Cleary, Mamie, 
Cole, Delia Evaiina, 
Conard, Lulu Florence, 
Conger, Hattie Edna, 
Conover, Clemence Ann, 
Cooper, Nancy Burton, 
Crosby, Lucie Claire, 
Cuddy, Marcella Elizabeth, 
Cunningham. Ella, 
Curry, Beulah, 
Cutler, Emily Mae, 
Damert, Harriet Cora, 
Daniels, Lucretia Ellen, 
Darrah, Mrs. Annie, 
Davis, Lillian Agnes, 
Davison, May, 
Delaney, Lida Mabel, 
Dennis, Myrtle, 









Pearl City 





Prairie City 









El Paso 




Gibson City 


Bloomfield, Ky. 

Grand Ridge 

Milton Center 








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Denny, Effie, Mackinaw 

Deutsch, Bertha Jessie, Troy Grove 

Dewhirst, Mrs. Alta II., Passport 

Diehl, Erma, Mattoon 

Diehl, Bertha Jane. Sunbeam 

Dowdall, Anna Theresa, Springfield 

Dunlap, Einina Allissia, SpriDgfield 

Dunlap, Zylpha Myrtle, Springfield 

Eastman, Mrs. Mary Donagh, Earlville 

Elliott, Margaret Catharine, Table Grove 

Eminger, Cora May, Gibson City 

Ericksen, Belle, Newark 

Evans, Mattie Blanche, El Paso 

Fairchild, Myrtle Florence, Danville 

Feeney, Anna Elizabeth, Ivesdale 

Finch, Helene, Fulton 

Finney, May Belle, Peoria 

Fisher, Orpha Salome, Roanoke 

Foster, Margaret Emma, Nokomis 

Frazier, Laura May, Delavan 

Friedrich, Katharine Christine, Mendota 

Fritter, Clara Theresa, Monticello 

Fritter, Edna Elizabeth, Monticello 

Fruin, Hannah Letitia, Bloomington 

Fulton, Maude M., Ashland 

Galford, Amy Alice, Elkhart 

Gard, Josepha, New Canton 

Gaston, Nannie Baird, Carter 

Gates, Carry Alice, Shirley 

Gibeaut, Stella Maud, Bloomington 

Gilbert, Blanche Eunice, El Paso 

Gillan, Violet. Mackinaw 

Godwin, Lottie, Pleasant Hill 

Goodwin, Mary Elizabeth, Bunker Hill 

f Graves, Jessie Edna, LaMoille 

Graves, Mary E., Earlville 

Graves, Vega. Bloomington 

Grawburg, Millie Maud, Henry 

Greer, Sarah, Evanston 

Gregory, Emma, Normal 

Hackett, Georgia, Harper 

The Index. 


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Reasonable S'riees S'lease the Customer 

10e Suarantee Satisfaction and Sxtend Courteous 


1)ou are Snvited to Call and See lis 

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318 Diorth Center St. 

8. Slurhe 

X. 51. lOilu 

"We SPrint Sveryffiing 

C-lark E. Stewart, the Musician, 
L-eading dealer in the city, 
A-sks your kind consideration. 
R-ead'this •' ad,'' then go and see the 
K-ind of goods and note the prices. 

E-verything you want in music. 

% S-ee him for guitars and banjos, 

'} T-ry his mandolins and mouthharps. 

3 E-ver try his violin strings? 

^ W-hen you want a tine piano, 

3 A-sk at 415 North Main street. j| 

3 R-arest music, lowest prices. (2 

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Hance, Millie Ber Nette, 
Handlin, Adah Catherine, 
Harding, Mae Donna, 
Harrah, Edith A., 
Harter, Mabel Bertha, 
Hansen, Minnie Adella, 
Hayden, Mary Edams, 
Haynie, Mary, 
Heisey, Kansas May, 
Hendron, Iva, 
Herrington, Cora Elizabeth, 
Herrington, Minnie, 

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Hess, Hattie Agnes, 
Hess, Rutha Blanche, 
Holden, Bertha Belle, 
Holmes, Easter May, 
Homan, Lucy Fanehion, 
Howarth, Bessie Jane, 
Hunt, Florence Abigail, 
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Iliff, Nellie Maud, 
Jackson, Mrs. Ida May, 
Jackson, Louise Julia, 
Jenkins, Casaline Marion, 
Johnson, Amanda, 
Johnson, Helen Blanche, 
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Johnson, Minnie Sigri, 
Johnston, Nina May, 
Johonnot, Katherine Frances, 
Jones, Mary Frances, 
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Kingsbury, Charlotte Hannah, 
Knight, Flora Edith, 
Koehler, Emma Otillie, 
Koehler, Houlda Emelia, 
Kraeger, Grace Clarke, 
Krause, Emma Hettia, 
Kreitzer, Emma, 
Kumpf, Anna Catharina, 
Lantz, Anna Mand, 
Lessley, May, 
Lewis. Adelaide Belle, 
Lewis, Alta May, 
Lloyd, Helen Ethel, 
Loew, Carrie, 
Lubbers, Sarah Theda, 
Lyons, Alice, 
McDavid, Mary Edna 
McDowell, Mabel Kathryn, 
McDowell, Pearl Maxwell, 
McGriff, Mary Barris, 
Mclntyre, May, 
McNaughton, Marthia May 
McReynolds, Eunice, 
Maile, Anna Eva, 
Major, Lessie, 
Maloney, Mamie Charlotte, 
Mammen, Vera. 
Mann, Martha Elnora, 
Marsh, Jennie May, 
Martin, Blanche Bradford, 
Maurer, Pauline Marie, 
Mayne, Edith Mabel, 
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Mills, Flora Lavinia, 
Montague. Blanche Elvira, 
Mowry, Adah 
Moyer. Verna Alberta 
Mulroy, Florence, 
Myers, Nettie, 
Needham, Bessie Agnes 
Neely, Mary Etta, 
Neikirk, Viola Lucretia, 
Nelson, Nellie Constance, 
Newell, Agnes, 
Osborne, Lora Jane, 
Paas, Sophia Amelia, 
Parker, Carrie Juliet, 
Parry, Elsie Delia, 
Patterson, Gertrude, 
Perkins, Marie Ethel, 
Perry, Carrie, 
Polhemus, Georgia, 
Porter, Rilla, 
Prather, Josie, 
Pressey, Lillian Dale, 
Protsman, Pearl Elizabeth, 
Putnam, Helen Clifford, 
Pyatt, Pearl, 
Raney, Nettie Grace, 
Ratekin, Lola Dell, 
Reinmiller, Louise Margaret, 
Reiterman, Catherine, 
Rengel, Elizabeth Bertha, 
Riddeil. Ethel Grace, 
Riley, Katharine Agnes, 
Robertson, Grace D., 
Robertson, Lura May, 
Robertson, Purl, 
Rogers, Edith May, 
Rollins. Halcyon Rebecca, 
Ross, Bertha Pearle, 
Rowe, Rose Etta, 
Ryan, Katharine Agnes 
Sallenger, Mary Vienna, 

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Seymour, Carrie Vaughan, Sorento 

Simcox, Anna Maude, Patoka 

Simmons, Jessie Jesephine, Joetta 

Simpson, Elizabeth, Murrayville 

Sinclair, Marietta, Meriden 

Smith, Carrie Elizabeth, Hopedale 

Smith, Daisy May, Deer Creek 

Smith, Georgia, Mendota 

Smith, Kate Relle, Lilly 

Smith, Margaret Elizabeth, Morton 

Smith, Mina May, Dillon 

Smith, Ruth Belle, Morton 

Snider, Nellie M., Peoria 

Snow, Cora, Normal 

Spargrove, Lura Lucile, Wenona 

Spear, Lurene Caroline, Rankin 

Speer, May, Sunbeam 

Staver, Bertha Cornelia, Freeport 
Stephan, Edith May, Scales Mound 

Stites, Lena Katherine, Bloomington 

Strohm, Mary Ann, Winslow 

Stubblefield, Edith Eliza, Normal 

Sutter, Anna Dawson, Lovington 

Sylvester, Florence, Chicago 

Taylor. Virginia, Chicago 

Thompson, Iva Irene, Shumway 

Thompson, Josephine West, Elgin 

Thorp, Luella May, Normal 

Titterington, Susan Edgington, Rock Island 

Tromp, Bertha Elizabeth, Minier 

Troxel, Mabel Edith, Normal 

Turnbull, Jessie Junkin, Monmouth 

Turner, Gladys, Oconee 

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Wamsley, Emma Mae, Urbana 

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Waters, Eva May, Mechanicsburg 

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Weldon, Margaret Rose, Normal 

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Wells, Jennie Blanche, Littleton 

Wells, Jennie Entrekin, Elwin 

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Barkmeier, Hiram Jonathan, San Jose 

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Blevins, Robert Alexander, Atwater 

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Buhan, George Ellwood, Kantner, Penn. 

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Miller, John Peter, 
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Rennels, Albert Thornton, 
Rice, Thomas Ernest, 
Sale, Walter W., 
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Conger, Ethel, 
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Crays, Emma, 
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Eaton, May, 
Gigley, Susan, 
Heller, Gertrude, 
Hickey, Kate, 
Hussey, Pearle, 
McKee, Mary, 
Anderson, Frank, 

























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Simmons, Jay Claude, 
Smith, Gale, 
Smith, Walter Earl, 
Solomon, William Asburry, 
Sparks, Robert Leslie, 
Spencer, Charles H., 
Staub, Theodore, 
Stipp, Daniel Crockett, 
Stotler, Howard Arthur, 
Stout, Henry Field, 
Strayer, Martin Luther, 
Sullivan, William, 
Taylo, Myron DeWitt, 
Turnbaugh, William Edward. 
Ullrich, Frederick, 
Victor, William Albert, 
Virtue, Ira Sankey, 
Waterman, Wilbur Ernest, 
Waugh, Louis Herbert, 
Weber, Edward Jacob, 
Weber, William, 
Whitney, Emmet, W., 
fWiley, Oscar Randle, 
Wilson, James William, 
Wilson, Rufus Edgar, 
Wright, George William, 
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Hines, William, 
Laferty, George, 
Milner, James B., 
Moots, Bert C, 
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Rice, William, 
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Champion, Marie, 
Ferguson, Edith, 
Graves, Vega, 
Maminen, Vera, 
Mavity, Louise, 
Richards, Florence, 
Vaile, Eleanor, 
Baker, Clarence, 
Capen, Bernard, 

Alspaugh, Mamie, 
Bishop, Lulu, 
Bright, Fannie, 
Broadhead, Lemma, 
Brock, Mabel, 
Brown, Grace, 
Grays, Edith, 
Courtright, Clara, 
Dillon, Bessie, 
Dunlop, May, 
Hiett, Ola, 
Humphrey, Jessie, 
Jackson, Virginia, 
Johnston, Edna, 
Proctor, Norma, 
Roder, Mattie, 
Schaffer, Lena, 
Smith, Marian, 
Smitson, Laura, 
Snow, Vera, 
Stewart. Nellie, 
Tipton, Winona, 
Wilson, Maude, 
VanHook, Nelly, 
Burt. Ashler, 
Beadle. Elbert, 
Burtis, Ira, 
Chambers, William, 
Crigler, Clute, 
Dick, Carl, 







San Diego, Cal. 

Prairie Home 


Carlock, Bruce, 
Dillon, Ray, 
Greenough, Charles, 
Howell, Frank, 
Hazle, Stephen, 
Johnson, Walter, 
Mammen, Harry 
Total, 16. 




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Dick, Fred, 
Evans, Mark, 
Gantz, Irvin, 
Gardner, George, 
Haitz, Charles, 
Hayes, Wilson, 
Helmiek, Russell, 
Hibler, Herbert, 
Hilyard, Perry, 
Hutchin, Elberon, 
Iliff, Harry, 
Johnson, Homer, 
Johnstone, Lyle, 
Kent, Royal B., 
Lindblad, Edwards, 
Lord, Guy, 
Mammen, Ernest, 
Matson, John. 
Molesworth, Clyde, 
Sage, Chester, 
Sinclair, Uel, 
Smith, Ward, 
Stubblerield, David, 
Weldon, James, 
Wentz, Roy, 
Witwer, Leroy, 
Wrigley, Harry, 
Veach, James D., 
Vencill, Albert, 

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